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I might have a career in video games

Video games of late have gotten crazy complicated. Making life-like characters and realistic worlds is an incredible computational challenge. Popular Science lists the 10 Biggest Challenges in video game production, and number 4 struck my eye: 4. Artificial Intelligence Like teaching 1,000 kids to think for themselves overnight Problem: Once upon a time, the bad…

I talked before about how I think the Internet represents the possibility for Alternaworlds — worlds facilitated by social interaction on the Internet with their own rules and standards. Well, this World of Warcraft business may be rapidly careening out of control, but it is beginning to fulfill most of the criterion for what I…

Apparently the sexual drive is insufficient at motivating many people to leave their apartments: Having treated all types of addictions for more than 15 years, Orzack says there’s little difference between drug use, excessive gambling and heavy game playing. And with millions of gamers hooked on mega-popular massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs), she…