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09 Jun 2023 » Building arbitrary patterns in Conway's Game of Life

Revisiting a post on Conway’s Game of Life from 2020, I found a recent blog post that goes into some detail on the construction of patterns in Life using the ‘glider’ pattern.

The post gets into the details of how you generate structures in Life, using gliders as a way to carry signals, as well as the problems in simulating life at scale.

Despite the late Conway’s comment that his game of life is not an ‘interesting problem’ there remains a community around it.

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