I would like a script-made rule that runs Life as normal but with icons for all possible sets of neighbors so that it creates a "net" of cells. Here's how it works:

1. A cell is born as state 1

`x = 50, y = 28, rule = LifeHistory`

D3.D2.D3.2D.D.2D.3D.D2.D.D.D$2D.2D.D.D.D3.D.D2.D.D.D2.D.D.D$D.D.D.3D.

D.D.D.D2.3D.D2.D2.D$D3.D.D.D2.2D.D.2D.D.D.2D.2D.D3$2D2.3D.3D.D$D.D.D.

D.D3.3D$2D2.D.D.D3.D2.D$D.D.D.D.D3.D2.D15.19F$2D2.3D.D3.D2.D15.F5.F.

3A.F5.F$31.F5.F5AF5.F$31.F5.F5AF5.F$10.D20.F5.F5AF5.F$10.D20.F5.F.3A.

F5.F$10.D20.19F$10.D16.D3.F5.F.3A.F5.F$11.D16.D2.F5.F5AF5.F$11.2D12.

5D.F5.F5AF5.F$12.4D9.D2.D2.F5.F5AF5.F$15.10D2.D3.F5.F.3A.F5.F$31.19F$

31.F5.F.3A.F5.F$31.F5.F5AF5.F$31.F5.F5AF5.F$31.F5.F5AF5.F$31.F5.F.3A.

F5.F$31.19F!

2. The cell detects it's fellow state 1 neighbors and changes to the state with the proper icon:

`x = 19, y = 19, rule = LifeHistory`

19F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$

19F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.

F5.F$19F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F

5.F$19F!

3. Repeat from step 1, but surviving states also change to state 1:

`x = 19, y = 19, rule = LifeHistory`

19F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$19F$F.3A.F

.3A.F.3A.F$F5AF5AF5AF$F5AF5AF5AF$F5AF5AF5AF$F.3A.F.3A.F.3A.F$19F$F5.F

5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$19F!

But if you do the math, all possible neighbors will require

256 states with icons. That, for now, is impossible in Golly. BUT, we can cut down on states by deleting all 1e and 1c states and replacing them with the 2i and 2n states:

`x = 19, y = 19, rule = LifeHistory`

19F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.

F5.F$19F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F

2.A2.F5.F$19F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F

$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$19F!

This will cut down on 8 states, making a rule with 246 neighbor states + 1 detect state + Void = 248 states.

PLEASE someone do it, this would be very cool.

`x = 19, y = 19, rule = LifeHistory`

19F$F5.F4.AF5.F$F5.F3.A.F5.F$F5.F2.A2.F5.F$F5.F.A3.F5.F$F5.FA4.F5.F$

19F$F4.AF5.F5.F$F3.A.F5.F5.F$F2.A2.F5.F5.F$F2.A2.F5.F5.F$F2.A2.F5.F5.

F$19F$F2.A2.F5.F5.F$F2.A2.F5.F5.F$F2.3AF5AF5AF$F5.F5.F5.F$F5.F5.F5.F$

19F!