## von Neumann, John (1903–1957)Games and Economic
Behavior,^{1} which he co-authored with Oskar Morgenstern in
1944, is considered a seminal work in the field of game
theory. Von Neumann devised the so-called von Neumann architecture used
in all modern computers and studied cellular
automata in order to construct the first examples of self-replicating
automata, now known as von Neumann machines.
Von Neumann had a mind of great ingenuity, nearly total recall of what he'd
learned, immense arrogance, and a great love of jokes and humor. ## References- Neumann, J. von and Morgenstern, O.
*Theory of Games and Economic Behavior*. New York: Wiley, 1964. - Poundstone, William.
*Prisoner's Dilemma: John Von Neumann, Game Theory and the Puzzle of the Bomb*. New York: Anchor, reprinted 1993.
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