Lookup NU author(s): Professor Sugata Mitra
Properties of elementary one-dimensional cellular automata (CAs) have been studied extensively in the past by varying the number of states each cell can take, the neighborhood of the cell, or the transition rules by which each cell is updated. This paper describes a previously untried variation on a CA system, where each cell is able to anticipate its state one step in the future, and the entire system is allowed to revisit the past over many iterations. Manipulating the time domain in this way allows the CA to exhibit complex fractal replication behavior. Any configuration of active cells can be replicated endlessly while remaining constrained in a self-similar layout.
Author(s): Mitra S, Kumar S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Complex Systems