Mathematicians, professors, and others reflect on Game of Life, a simulation game devised in 1970, and its lasting influence on the field of cellular automata — Fifty years on, the mathematician’s best known (and, to him, least favorite) creation confirms that “uncertainty is the only certainty.”
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Mathematicians, Professors, And Others Reflect On Game Of Life, A Simulation Game Devised In 1970, And Its Lasting Influence On The Field Of Cellular Automata (Siobhan Roberts/New York Times)
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