[ExI] auto-catalytic sets

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Mon May 14 21:53:45 UTC 2012

The original paper is here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.0584

Nice to see that Kaufmann has not given up, but rather turned to 
quantitative analysis. Cool that the sets are not just the giant component.

What I wonder about this model is the waste set. Autocatalytic sets that 
use food sets will also produce waste chemicals that are not used by it 
and are not autocatalytic in themselves (otherwise they would be in the 
maxRAF). There needs to be a process that turns some of the waste set 
into the food set, otherwise the process will grind to a halt.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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