Scientists recently declared there may be evidence that the universe is a computer simulation.
That’s still up for debate – but this might add a bit more speculative fuel to the dubious fire.
A simulation of the universe known as the Game of Life has been programmed to contain a simulation of the universe.
The simple game in which points on a grid react to each other, and combine through emergent mathematics to create what appear to be ‘living’ organisms, structures and shapes, has been in use as a way to ‘simulate’ the universe for decades.
It was invented by John Horton Conway in 1970 and opened up huge avenues of research in maths, and even biology.
A new variation of a similar game, known as Golly, takes the idea further – and is actually able to simulate itself in the game.