History Dependent Cellular Automata

I have been exploring a variety of cellular automata lately and here is another one.

This is from another idea I had. I am not sure if this is unique, but a quick hunt found no matching CAs. If it is a duplicate of an existing named rule, let me know.

This is a totalistic CA that uses the usual 8 immediate neighbor cells as well as the last step’s current cell and 8 neighbors. This gives a total of 17 neighbor cells that can influence the birth and survival of the cells.

I call them “History Dependent Cellular Automata” because they depend on the previous cycles’ neighbor cells as well as the usual 8 immediate neighbor cells.

History Dependent Cellular Automaton

Here are a few animated GIFS showing some early results. The GIF thumbnails are messy, so click them to see the clear GIFs.

Amoebas 01

History Dependent Cellular Automaton

Amoebas 03

History Dependent Cellular Automaton

Sample 01

History Dependent Cellular Automaton

Space Ships

History Dependent Cellular Automaton

The CA is now a new mode included with Visions of Chaos if you want to have a play with it.

Jason.

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