Hobbyists have designed highly complex patterns using John Conway’s simple rules of birth, death, and survival.
The authors also want sex designations removed from important documents such as passports.
Dying actually begins at conception. From the moment of conception the directions for a person’s demise are passed on to every cell.
This technique was designed solely to benefit the mothers, not the baby.
We still are not close to designing any self-replicating machine. That is still pure science fiction.