A Cellular Automaton invented by Cambridge Mathematician, John Horton Conway.
Gosper's "Glider Gun"
In the starting position, called the first generation, each cell is either empty or populated.
To find the position in the next generation:
For each cell that is populated
For each cell that is 'empty' or 'unpopulated'
- Each cell with one or no neighbours dies, as if by loneliness.
- Each cell with four or more neighbours dies, as if by overpopulation.
- Each cell with two or three neighbours survives.
A nice site to investigate the Game of Life is: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/
- Each cell with three neighbours becomes populated, as if by birth.
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