By David Pescovitz at 2:31 pm Fri, Jul 16, 2010
If you like this you should check out the more complex “mireks cellebration”. I’ve been enjoying it for years.
HTML 4 implementation of the game of life.
This is interesting but the patterns in Wolfram’s “A New Kind of Science” are *really* interesting. Patterns that start out extremely simple and end up random, patterns that go from simple to random to periodic. Check it out. One-D automata are pretty happening.
This looks quite similar to the computer simulation that Wilford Brimley was looking at in John Carpenter’s The Thing. I wanna play that game!
What took so long?
I thought the game of life was one of those “Hello World!” programs, like the first thing you do just to prove you know how the language works…
oh my… I got sanitized!
And thus, HTML5 is demonstrated to be Turing-complete.
Singularity, here we come.
doesn’t half hammer the processor though…
anyway… who’s got a glider gun going?
What everyone else thought:
Very interesting, especially since the HTML5 specification hasn’t been finished yet.
Game of life in HTML < 5: http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&url=www.catfood.net/life.xml (Google Gadget).
Site is not IE-friendly, but it does refer the user to Firefox or another browser and offers you a *hug*. That was thoughtful.
I’ve read it before but is seems very un-obvious to me that the game of life should be Turing-complete.
It’s not obvious and took a while to prove. The key thing is that gliders (the little moving patterns) can interact with other structures in ways that act as AND, OR, and NOT gates. The life32 download page has links to some pattern collections that show this beautifully, including a complete prime number generator.
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