Self-organization toward criticality in the game of life

Keisuke Ito, Yukio Gunji

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Abstract

Life seems to be at the border between order and chaos. The Game of Life, which is a cellular automaton to mimic life, also lies at the transition between ordered and chaotic structures. Kauffman recently suggested that the organizations at the edge of chaos may be the characteristic target of selection for systems able to coordinate complex tasks and adapt. In this paper, we present the idea of perpetual disequilibration proposed by Gunji and others as a general principle governing self-organization of complex systems towards the critical state lying at the border of order and chaos. The rule for the Game of Life has the minimum degree of perpetual disequilibrium among 218 rules of the class to which it belongs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalBioSystems
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Game of Life
self organization
chaotic dynamics
Criticality
Self-organization
Chaos theory
Chaos
Edge of Chaos
Critical State
Minimum Degree
Cellular Automata
Complex Systems
cellular automaton
critical state
Cellular automata
disequilibrium
Target
Large scale systems
Life
border

Keywords

  • Cellular automata
  • Critical state
  • Evolution
  • Life game
  • Self-organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Drug Discovery

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Self-organization toward criticality in the game of life. / Ito, Keisuke; Gunji, Yukio.

In: BioSystems, Vol. 26, No. 3, 1992, p. 135-138.

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Ito, Keisuke ; Gunji, Yukio. / Self-organization toward criticality in the game of life. In: BioSystems. 1992 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 135-138.
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