Is there anything in the world that data, processes the data? I meant that instead of full utilization of CPU, is there any data or program that handles data/logic processing?
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I am not sure if I interpreted your question right. Technically, your CPU can be simplified a lot. You can implement a cellular automaton in hardware. The one dimensional automaton known as rule 110 is Turing universal, that is, capable of performing any computation. The rules are pretty simple, as you can see in the link:The automata has only 8 rules and the input tape only two symbols. Given an input string and a clock, at each tic of the clock the automaton modifies the string based only on one of the eight local nearest-neighbor rules. All the complexity of the CPU was moved into the input tape, where "program and data" become undifferentiated.