I have a Cellular Automaton that of any initial integer (initial condition of the automaton) generates states of Collatz sequences. The neighbourhood of the automaton is shaped like an L-tetromino (including two time-states). The (quiescent) background is represented as $0$ (the state zero). The other $1$-state (on-state) generates active border on the left side during the generation of the automaton. The border is the interesting part because that is where the "currect" generation either increases (is odd), are still (is odd) or decreases (is even). My earlier post on the matter was closed due to my question being unclear.
I have found out that if I can write a paper about this (or get somebody to help me writing it - helping me with terminology and such), we could represent the ($3n+1$) Collatz-problem with an Cellular Automaton (or Adaptive Cellular Automaton), and someone could approach the problem from that standpoint; like for example, Matthew Cook proved that Rule 110 was Turing Complete (i.e universal); and an undergraduate from UK proved that a $2,3$ Turing machine was universal. I have a feeling that we might perhaps find out if the conjecture is true, false or unprovable by solving some properties of this automaton.
Since now the Collatz Conjecture is represented as a Cellular Automaton, I think we can make one or more conjectures; one that either indirectly proves or disproves the conjecture, or one that gives us some information about its behaviour or if its undecidable. I have not been able to reach out to the mathematics community with my Cellular Automaton on the Collatz conjecture, and I don't know if it allready exists (that is; if someone else have allready done it), I have not yet found a paper that looks similiar to my representation (on an binary integer lattice using L-tetromino shaped neighbourhood).
On the automaton: I think convergence is difficult to prove in a Cellular Automaton, but it might be possible depending on the neighbourhood, rule and CA-setup perhaps. I think maybe proving that the paths that the neighbourhood takes (Transition Function) reaches some boundary (or not) will prove that the Conjecture is true or not. It's hard for me to actually describe what I mean about this. Please, if anyone have tried this before? I would like to hear more about it. Anyone how knows about information, or a paper on this specifically I would like to know.
My question is; does there allready exists a conjecture on the Collatz in the form of an Cellular Automaton, and such that if something about it can be proven true or false - it will also prove if the original Conjecture is true or false?
Example of space-time diagram of the Cellular Automaton showing odd numbers only (leaving out the shift right rule):