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 +====== John Conway Game Of life ======
  
 +The Game of Life is not your typical computer game. It is a '​cellular automaton',​ and was invented by Cambridge mathematician John Conway.
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 +This game became widely known when it was mentioned in an article published by Scientific American in 1970. It consists of a collection of cells which, based on a few "​simple"​ mathematical rules, can live, die or multiply. Depending on the initial conditions, the cells form various patterns throughout the course of the game. For an introduction,​ you can watch the video fragment from Stephen Hawkings The Meaning of Life.
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 +===== The Rules =====
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 +  - For a space that is '​populated':​
 +  - Each cell with one or no neighbors dies, as if by loneliness.
 +  - Each cell with four or more neighbors dies, as if by overpopulation.
 +  - Each cell with two or three neighbors survives.
 +  - For a space that is '​empty'​ or '​unpopulated'​
 +  - Each cell with three neighbors becomes populated.
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 +**BTW: The simulation is highly limited and finite, always ending in either in isolation or in repetition.** Not lending itself to a server always running application without alteration of rules to ensure an infinite simulation no real and no artificial intelligence. The concept is far too rudimentary at this stage and their is a mathematical pointlessness and over rating similar to fractals which will no doubt waste the time and torture countless students.
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