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Re: <nettime> [Augmentology] _A Warcry for Birthing Synthetic Worlds_
Morlock Elloi on Thu, 7 Aug 2008 21:02:10 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> [Augmentology] _A Warcry for Birthing Synthetic Worlds_


The limiting factor for simulated worlds is the competition, and the
competition is reality. There is a limited number of people with some
detectable creativity who will spend their time flipping bits either on
corporate or non-profit servers. It's much more rewarding to exercize that
time in the (so called) reality - making money, killing, fucking, ruling
etc. Why?  Because the rules of that game gave been set some 8B years ago
and are rather stable and worth investing in.

Simulated worlds will (and do) go pretty much the blog way: zillion dull
bloggers, few readers, and those with some talent stay away and publish
books.

The principal fallacy of this issue is notion that every retard will be a
happy creator given a PC. Well, he won't. Corporations running virtual
words exploit this, it's just the next step in the profit making now that
the tumorous growth of banality has slowed down (having own web page is not
such a great thing when 6 billion others already have it.)


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