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John Conway's Game of Life. The Game The Game of Life is not your typical computer game.

John Conway's Game of Life

It is a 'cellular automaton', and was invented by Cambridge mathematician John Conway. 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 mathematical rules, can live, die or multiply. Depending on the initial conditions, the cells form various patterns throughout the course of the game. The Rules 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. The Controls Choose a figure from the pull-down menu or make one yourself by clicking on the cells with a mouse. The Download Download the free program. Download page of the Game of Life The Source Code More information.

Emergence. In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence is conceived as a process whereby larger entities, patterns, and regularities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities that themselves do not exhibit such properties.


In philosophy, almost all accounts of emergence include a form of irreducibility (either epistemic or ontological) to the lower levels.[1] Also, emergence is central in theories of integrative levels and of complex systems. For instance, the phenomenon life as studied in biology is commonly perceived as an emergent property of interacting molecules as studied in chemistry, whose phenomena reflect interactions among elementary particles, modeled in particle physics, that at such higher mass—via substantial conglomeration—exhibit motion as modeled in gravitational physics. Definitions[edit] The idea of emergence has been around since at least the time of Aristotle.

The term "emergent" was coined by philosopher G. Strong and weak emergence[edit] Life 3d. Welcome!

Life 3d

This is a java 1.1 implementation of the famous Game of Life in three dimensions. The (current) rules are: Every cell survives if it has 3, 4 or 5 neighbours. A new cell will be born if there are exactly 5 neighbours. As it can be real fun playing with this applet and finding out the meaning of all those buttons and sliders, we did not include any documentation. It is recommended to use AppletViewer 1.1.7 or later. It was done by Thomas Feldbauer and Markus Doetsch for our Object-Oriented Programming course.

Here is the source code. 3D Game of Life. Press & Drag mouse to rotate a life form.

3D Game of Life

Press Enter to set new parameters values from the text fields. You can choose any reasonable N - size of the grid (e.g. N < 25 for PII-400). The applet will restore the initial "ooo" structure when you change N.