Very interesting article over on wired about simulations and giant computers and the nature of the universe. Like the Matrix, only moreso.
Reminds me a lot of
Permutation City which I picked up at AggieCon one year. The book adds a little twist: once a world is created on a machine as a simulation, you can’t really kill the world. You can stop the program, but the world will still exist .. its simulation continues by “hitching a ride on the Great Computation” like the article says (I think I have that right .. it’s been a while since I read the book).
The Thirteenth Floor tonight and it had a lot of the same ideas (worlds simulated withing worlds and stuff) .. (btw, not a great movie, but worth the $2.14 to rent it 😉
.. which is, of course, “blogging” in
reverse. (couldn’t resist, sorry.) Seriously though, nifty idea..
Here’s a tiny variation: why not have it so more than one person can answer
the questions too? Kind of like an inverted community blog. Anybody can ask a
question and anyone can post an answer.
There could be two sets of posts: answered and unanswered questions, viewable by everyone
Attached to each unanswered question there’s an ‘answer’
button which lets you post a reply and change the status to answered.
Might need some control, so the answering, asking, and/or viewing privileges might be given only to some users. Kind of like TMOL (which is down, bummer) where anyone can ask a question and hope the gurus answer it.
Definitely possible with MT, I s’pose.