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A computation is a process that obeys finitely describable rules.
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Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot, finish what you write, and when it's done, keep sending it out for quite awhile.
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All living things are gnarly, in that they inevitably do things that are much more complex than one might have expected.
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At present, however, I don't think the Net is a very good medium for books, books should really be inexpensive lightweight paperbacks you can bang around.
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At San Jose State I got very interested in the work of Stephen Wolfram, who wrote a pretty famous book called A New Kind of Science.
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But how does it feel to plug into a system that's say, a million times as smart as a person.
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Computations are everywhere, once you begin to look at things in a certain way.
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Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy for putting out a book that isn't deemed profitable enough to print. You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book.
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Gnarly processes often display patterns at several scales. We find them fun to watch because they tend to appear as if they're alive.
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I like a book better if I can't predict what's going to happen.
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I like to do things that are surprising and different.
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I think dry nanotechnology is probably a dead-end.
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I think you do a lot better if your book is sitting on the shelf in a bookstore and customers can just impulsively pick it up.
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I'd much rather rot in the ground. What's the big problem with dying anyway? I mean, what's so frigging special about my one particular mind? I don't want to be God, I want to be a human with my spark of God Consciousness.
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If all else fails, there's always print or web zines.
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If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.
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If you think of your life as a kind of computation, it's quite abundantly clear that there's not going to be a final answer and there won't be anything particularly wonderful about having the computation halt!
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In any case, A New Kind of Science is a wonderful book, and I'm still absorbing its teachings.
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It's soothing to realize that my mind's processes are inherently uncontrollable.
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It's tedious to watch something very obvious being worked out, like a movie that's not particularly good and after about half an hour you know how it's going to end.
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Lately I've been working to convince myself that everything is a computation.
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My current strategy for making my books available is just to try and convince publishers to put out standard reprint editions.
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Now, being a science fiction writer, when I see a natural principle, I wonder if it could fail.
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One of the nice things about science fiction is that it lets us carry out thought experiments.
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People rarely write books that are that far out, so it might be interesting to try to write one, but no one will want to read it.
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Physical laws provide, at best, a recipe for how the world might be computed in parallel particle by particle and region by region.
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Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
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Selling a book or story has never become absolutely automatic for me.
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Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.
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The hard fact is that not everyone does get published.
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The weather, plants and animals, your personal thoughts and shifts of mood, society's history and politics - all computations.
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These days I've been working on a fictional thought experiment about using natural systems to replace conventional computers.
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Traditional science is all about finding shortcuts.
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Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world, is run by evil morons.
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Well, you know, I've been writing for twenty-five years, and I still have this dream of someday being able to quit my day job.
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When you're the youngest, you're the baby and you get pushed around, so you grow up wanting to rebel against the status quo.
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