Fast Forward Force Field

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Fast Forward Force Field
x = 17, y = 7, rule = B3/S23 7bo6bo$8bo6b2o$2b2o2b3o5b2o$2ob2o$4o9bo$b2o9b2o$12bobo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]]
Pattern type Miscellaneous
Number of cells 27
Bounding box 17 × 7
Discovered by Dietrich Leithner
Year of discovery 1994

The Fast Forward Force Field is a reaction found by Dietrich Leithner in May 1994 involving a lightweight spaceship and three gliders. In the absence of the incoming lightweight spaceship from the left, the gliders would simply annihilate one another, but as shown they give the illusion that the spaceship advances 11 spaces in the course of the next 6 generations, i.e., is "teleported". Leithner named the Fast Forward Force Field in honour of his favourite science fiction writer, the physicist Robert L. Forward.

x = 17, y = 7, rule = TripleB3S23 7.F6.F$8.F6.2F$2.2C2.3F5.2F$2C.2C$4C9.F$.2C9.2F$12.F.F! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBNAIL THUMBSIZE 2 HEIGHT 360 ZOOM 16 X 8 LOOP 40 GPS 4 AUTOSTART ]]
Three overlaid universes;
blue: spaceship alone
green: both
red: force field without spaceship
a LWSS is formed on generation 6, but is destroyed by the debris that the incoming LWSS supresses
it takes 22 iterations for the perturbation from the ship to travel 19 cells to the frontend, and appears to have been shifted forwards by 8 cells (from its initial trajectory) and phase-alternated
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