Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself

Metafilter, Feb 19, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Just to awe you a bit: "A team of programmers has built a self-generating cosmos, and even they don’t know what’s hiding in its vast reaches. Through the use of procedural generation, No Man’s Sky ensures that each planet will be a surprise, even to the programmers. Every creature, AI-guided alien spacecraft, or landscape is a pseudo-random product of the computer program itself. The universe is essentially as unknown to the people who made it as it is to the people who play in it."

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