In the XIII century Raymundus Lullius invent the “Ars magna Generalis”. This concept of machine can make verbal statements by combining abstract entities and categories.
In the XVII century Blaise Pascal invent a mechanical calculator to calculate arithmetic expressions. It was no longer “Ars magna” just box to calculate.
In the XIX century Charles Babbage invent a programmable analytical engine. It was concept of complex mechanical calculator capable to adapt self organization by algorithms.
With works of Kepler, Newton, Leibniz and many other scientists and philosophers the mechanical vision of nature processes was born.
The concept of Helius’ as every computer program uses mechanical vision of logic processes, but with conjunction of vision of recursive nature of matter. This is a very attractive idea and close to origin vision for “Ars magna Generalis”.