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There has been a really significant amount of progress on this problem in the last year, since this article was posted. The latest experiments can be found here, from October 2021:

The technology for clearing random ash out of a region of space isn't entirely proven yet, but it's looking a lot more likely than it was a year ago, that a workable "space-cleaning" mechanism could exist in Conway's Life.

As previous comments have pointed out, it certainly wouldn't be absolutely foolproof.  But it m... (read more)

1Alex Flint1y
Thanks for this note Dave