[ExI] Which direction does the arrow of time point in Conway's Game of Life?

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 15:48:49 UTC 2020

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 10:35 AM Giulio Prisco via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> *>Interesting thoughts.*
> *One thing: That Conway's Life is deterministic does NOT mean that the
> future holds no mystery, because Life is computationally irreducible. There
> are no shortcuts that permit prediction the future without doing the
> computations, or in other words, there's no way to predict what will happen
> tomorrow in less than one day. In Life, the fastest way to predict the
> future is waiting for the future to happen. *

Good point.

John K Clark
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