Conway’s game of life (in html 5)

Check out the site sixfoottallrabbit.co.uk/gameoflife where you can play Conway’s Game of Life (in html5). I was curious what the number 42 would produce, you know, since it’s the answer to life and all.


conway game of life


This is my initial configuration above, the number 42.


conway game of life


After a while, it evolves into the configuration above.


conway game of life


Near the end, it produce 2 gliders (on the far right and far left) that travel on forever, along with a few blocks and behive.

I’m not sure what I was hoping for. I tried about 50 different configurations which all look like the number 42 to see if I could get a “gun” but so far all the ones I tried ended up with still lives, oscillators, and a few spaceships.

I think it’d be pretty cool if you could start with 42 and get a gun that continues to “create life”!

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