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British mathematician John Conway came up with the idea of game of life. It is a type of cellular automation for studying thing such as computability theory and theoretical biology. The first public appearance of the game was in the October 1970 issue of the Scientific American. The rules of the game are as follows:
Over the years, the game has been studied in many ways because there are many ways in which patterns can emerge. There are for example, many patterns of "still-life", oscillators, and infinite patterns.