the old internet as psyche

sufi

lala
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should be in the fungus thread
 

Clinamenic

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Yeah I suppose it could have worked in a number of threads. Originally I wanted to put it in the Feats of Autism thread.
 

suspended

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mind you it was totally obvious since the seventies that this


was gonna be the ultimate destiny of the internet
EVE is incredible though. They do studies on the virtual economy, it's so sophisticated/complex a simulation. The strategy and coordination games are amazing. I'd love to print an anthology of battle & guild histories on the press at some point.
 

sufi

lala
EVE is incredible though. They do studies on the virtual economy, it's so sophisticated/complex a simulation. The strategy and coordination games are amazing. I'd love to print an anthology of battle & guild histories on the press at some point.
I can't help but wonder how much of it is scripted in that as the game/universe "evolves", the developers need to lay on structures for the participants to battle in. So to some extent, at least, the battles are set peices - even if the victor is not pre-ordained, the shape of the conflict, the weaponry, is not created as if by magic from nowhere - the developers are creating a story for the players.
It's not Deus ex machina really, is it, there must be more IRL factors than what they allude to obliquely in that article e.g. server capacity meant they had to use time dilation - find us some more info on how that works, please? There must be political & economic factors too? What happens if that Russian faction takes over?
 

version

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Just seen some of the editors of The Modern Word - literary thing with loads of material on writers like Joyce, Pynchon and Borges - have decided to get the site back online. You could only access it through the Wayback Machine for a while and it was a proper, sprawling, old thing with dead pages, dated layouts etc.
 
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