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Growth Considerations of a Self-Replicating Field Dependent on External Factors

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A number of external factors influence the growth pattern of self-replicating systems (SRS). Three particular factors are considered: the pattern of growth and maturation, the influence of available surface space, and the human support and the parts components supplied to the initial set of replicating systems. Equations are derived that determine the optimum composition of initial replicating systems, human support, and parts components that will maximize the benefit of placing a replicating field on a planetary body, such as the moon, at a fixed cost.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 8 )