John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif.
Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.
For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.
The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.
Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.
You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/
All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE
Princess I (Fairy Tale triptych) - Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
The PhD research of Geijtenbeek is about using Genetic Algorithms and physics simulation to train bipedal characters to walk.
"The total optimization time depends on the character model and the type of experiment; the number of evaluated generations varies between 500 and 3000. On a standard
PC, optimization time takes between 2 and 12 hours.”
Video embedded below:
artist Bryan Lewis creates 45 self-portraits on different drugs
Nicotine gum is considered a drug?
- Dated: 19th century
- Medium: bronze
- Measurements: overall length 23 cm
The handle of the dagger is ornate with a skeleton around which a snake is coiled.
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there’s that thing again , it’s attached to a .. rifle ? some kind of range finder ?
Tove Jansson and Moomin. More MOOMIN STUFF
Uno Tomoaki - Shou Sugi ban door. 翠 松 園 の 家 3 宇野友明建築事務所
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