Cyberworlds

Editors: Kunii, Tosiyasu, Luciani, Annie (Eds.)

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The worlds synthesized in the cyberspaces of networked computers are the theme of Cyberworlds. Cyberspaces have come into prominence with the de­ velopment of the Internet and are expected to expand drastically with the emergence of national and international information systems. The purpose is to discover the architecture and design of cy­ of the book Cyberworlds berworlds by synthesizing worlds in cyberspaces. The underlying philosophy is crucial to the success of the architecture, and an initial effort is made to delineate it at the beginning of the book. The book's topics are selected to clarify the issues of the philosophy, architecture, and design of cyberworlds through a wide variety of case studies. The approach presented in the book is thus characterized as synthetic rather than analytic. There already are numbers of books with observations and analyses of cyberworlds. They warn of the danger of widespread crimes and accidents in the cyberworlds, for instance. Without a philosophy and methodologies of how to architecturally design and synthesize the cyber­ worlds, the worlds in cyberspaces tend to be arbitrarily extended, disordered, and, in extreme cases, criminal. This book is intended to benefit readers by providing them with a possible direction to take in deciding how to synthesize worlds in cyberspaces. Cre­ ating new worlds in new spaces with almost unlimited dimension and scale is an immense challenge. In principle, anyone at any moment can participate in the creation. The book serves as a creator's reference and also as a design guidebook.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • The Philosophy of Synthetic Worlds — Digital Genesis for Communicating Synthetic Worlds and the Real World —

    Kunii, Tosiyasu L.

    Pages 5-15

  • The Architecture of Synthetic Worlds

    Kunii, Tosiyasu L.

    Pages 19-30

  • Influence of Emerging Synthetic Worlds on System Architecture

    Bellec, Jean

    Pages 31-37

  • The Meaning of Life — Real and/or Artificial

    Goodwin, James M.

    Pages 43-65

  • Artificial Life as Synthetic Biology

    Bourgine, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 67-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cyberworlds
Editors
  • Tosiyasu Kunii
  • Annie Luciani
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-67941-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-67941-7
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-70207-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 354
Number of Illustrations and Tables
102 b/w illustrations
Topics