Setup: a simple 3 bit incrementer that is both connected to a digital display and to itself
Assuming that there is no clock to regulate the timing of outputs, what would happen?
If constant power was given to the circuit, I imagine the incrementer would start by outputting 001 to both the display and itself. But that 001 was based off an input of 000, which has now changed.
I am guessing that one of two things would happen: either (A) this state is a paradox and the incrementer continues to output 001 until it has no power, or (b) the display would continuously show a different number, changing at the speed it takes for the current to travel around the circuit.