Complex Systems

Code 1599 Cellular Automaton New Patterns Download PDF

Minjie Lei
University of Michigan


Code 1599 is a cellular automaton rule that produces complex patterns that resemble the phenomenon of free will under simple initial conditions. However, by expanding the range of initial conditions considered to include complex backgrounds, we find that code 1599 can produce patterns that are entirely different from its ordinary structure, but similar or even structurally identical to some elementary cellular automata rules.