... and consists of a collection of brain cells which, based on a few
mathematical rules, can live, die or multiply. depending on the initial conditions,
the cells form various patterns throughout the population of neighbors.
a cell is born if it has 3,5 or 7 neighbours, stays alive if it has 2,3 or 8 living
neighbours, and dies otherwise.
the patterns that emerge from the simple rules may be considered a form of
chaotic. small isolated subpatterns with no initial symmetry tend to become
symmetrical. in a few cases the collection of brain cells eventually dies out.
most initial decissions eventually "burn out", producing either stable figures or
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