What is a Glider Cell?

The image to the left is what John Conway called a "glider." He created something called the "Game of Life" back in the 1970s where cells on a grid would behave according to simple code. But, something odd happened many iterations into the simulation. A group of random cells formed a new and efficient way to get across this grid -- diagonally. It was not programmed to do this. It just "emerged." I saw this as a fantastic model for how great, interesting and creative things might come about. 

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Click HERE for the story about The Game of Life.

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If you are interested in the research behind the "glider cell phenomenon" follow this link. 

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