8 Words That Are Older Than You Think
a two-dimensional automaton originally played by hand with counters, now done on computer
The creator of the Game of Life originally believed that no pattern could produce an infinite number of cells, and offered a $50 prize to anyone who could find a counterexample before the end of 1970.
human existence seen as similar to a competitive game
Sometimes each of us feels we are losing the game of life.
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