I did a report on this in high school, 15 years ago! I love that this is still studied :)
Awesome, but I have literally stumbled this 10-20 times, on several different sites.
I got a stable pattern that flipped between two alternatives.
apply this to a quantum lattice, made up of dividing 'smallest discernably discreet parts of universe'...
...with those smallest discernably discreet parts either marking coordinates (so a 3D coord has 3 discernably discreet parts - x, y & z) or occupying them (so a 'full' coordinate would be marked as existing at x, y & z AND THEN occupied in f, m & c ... so 6 discernably discreet parts...)...
...over a long long time (the lattice and occupations are dividing into more 'smallest discernably discreet parts' ... like they're being stretched by gravity say..)...
...a looooooooooong time...
...and ya got a universe eh?
So fun. But time-consuming. I got caught up with this for like 40 mins, just trying to keep everything alive :)
This kept me glued to the screen for a while :)
Interesting. First internet version I've seen.
a cool model of determinism: a few simple laws of physics set in motion can generate complex patterns.
Nice little online version, but see also.
A physical clockwork version (ideally driven by a single big pendulum) is on my wish/todo list, but I suspect friction would be a nightmare.