Friday, September 5, 2014

An Unpredictable Bug

There's something deeply fascinating in the fact that complexity can sometimes emerge from simple rules.. Here's a Langton's ant, which is always headed in one of four directions (up, down, left, right), which it changes before going a new step:

  • By turning 90° right on a white pixel
  • Or by turning 90° left on a black pixel

This simple pattern leads to a surprinsingly chaotic behavior..

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