Hal Finney writes:
> It has been found that "Life is Universal", meaning that you can
> construct a Universal Turing Machine out of the Life rules. It would
> then be possible to program it to simulate any mathematical or logical
> system, hence SAS's should be possible.
But only if the outside world supplies the necessaries. I don't insist on
John Horton Conway, or even Hal Finney, but I do insist that the machine be
plugged into the wall.
It's really a pissoff to see people writing about these patterns being
"self-organizing." They're organized by the throughput from the power