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p. 128p. 129Epilogue

is computer science a universal science?locked

  • Subrata Dasgupta

Abstract

The Epilogue concludes that although computer science is a science of the artificial, one centred on symbol processing, it also serves as a bridge between the world of computational artefacts and the natural world, specifically, that of biological molecules, human cognition, and neuronal processes. Could it be that computation embraces both the natural and artificial and is, therefore, a universal science? What is certain is that computer science has given us a remarkably distinctive way of perceiving, thinking about, and solving a breathtakingly broad spectrum of problems—spanning natural, social, cultural, technological, and economic realms.

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