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[[[> IMG:Gospers_glider_gun.gif ---- |>> Gosper's "Glider Gun" <<| ]]]

A Cellular Automaton ~~invent~~ invented by Cambridge Mathematician, John Horton Conway.

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

* 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.

For each cell that is 'empty' or 'unpopulated'

* Each cell with three neighbours becomes populated, as if by birth.

A nice site to investigate the Game of Life is: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life

* http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Life.html