- BOSS -
Binary Organism Simulation System
The Binary Organism Simulation System (BOSS) is a Tierra-like system, similar to
Ray's original Tierra digital organism simulator. Systems like Tierra attempt
to simulate evolution by natural selection in a synthetic memory soup. Short
programs represent live organisms which will be executed in the memory soup.
The system simulates evolution by allowing the programs to replicate and genetically
recombinate. BOSS offers a few benefits which the current Tierra system
lacks such as clean modularity and easy cross platform usability. This document
briefly discusses artificial life, Tierra, and the purpose of BOSS.
Artificial Life is a new field which promotes a new understanding of the life
process. Life is simulated artificially using random programs which are allowed
to replicate and recombinate in a computerized medium. Researchers study the
effect of small modifications to this simulation and are able to apply it to
real life scenarios.