Cellphone evolution - applying evolution theory to an info-communication system

Faragó, T. and Miklósi, Á. (2012) Cellphone evolution - applying evolution theory to an info-communication system. In: 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications. CogInfoCom 2012, 2012.12.02-2012.12.05, Kosice, Szlovákia.

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In this paper we propose the application of evolutionary principles in studying technological devices and processes. First we introduce the concepts of Darwinian evolution, which we use to draw an analogy with technology and show how human-made devices can be treated as evolving artificial agents. After explaining the methodology of reconstructing evolutionary history, we apply successfully the delineated principles and methodology to an infocommunication system: cellphones. By modeling a possible phylogenetic tree of mobile phones and exploring technological changes through time, we are able to show evolutionary trends and parallels with biological processes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > T2 Technology (General) / műszaki tudományok általában
Depositing User: Dr Tamás Faragó
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 14:45
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 14:45

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