Conway's Game of Life is a cellular automaton (CA), meaning each bit can be either on or off, and its state affects and is affected by the state of its neighbors. There are models of the universe based on CAs, for instance by Stephen Wolfram (of http://wolframalpha.com/ fame). Physics at all levels of analysis can be modeled using CAs. Interesting, CAs are Turing Complete, and some of the first models of the human brain were CAs, and indeed, neural network models and actual brains themselves can be considered CAs. This strikes me as a proof that a Turing Complete system can become conscious. Which begs the question as to whether we are part of a larger conscious system. CRAZY RIGHT? Or not crazy? You be the judge, or hold your breath while science tries to figure it out. While you hold your breath, remember that you are a CA, and watch the "Life in Life" video below, where Conway's Game of Life is implemented INSIDE Conway's Game of Life. Inception.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_completeness

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_physics