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Friday, June 13, 2014

And We Wonder Why Our Culture is More Violent?

What do you think about a game that has players competing to see who can wipe out all people on the earth? Here's a description of this sick "game."
Twisted? Yes. Addicting? Also yes. 
The mobile game Plague Inc. takes the whole civilization-building thing in the other direction: the goal is to wipe out all humans on Earth before a cure can be researched. (Admittedly, the synthetic biology industry would probably be humanity’s saving grace in such a scenario, but don’t take it personally.) Users begin the game by selecting a plague type — bacteria, virus, fungus, parasite, prion, nano-virus, and bio-weapon — each of which comes with advantages and disadvantages regarding transmission, symptoms, and special abilities.

Source: Plague Inc.
Similar to Spore, your microbe evolves new abilities when enough DNA points are acquired from reaching specific milestones. However, the milestones in Plague Inc. involve infecting new nations, catching a ride on a new form of transportation along major travel routes (sea, air, land), and wiping out large swaths of humans.
For more on games go to Can Video Games Inspire the Next Generation of Biohackers? Author: Maxx Chatsko 09 Jun 2014

Now consider, in a culture of death everything moves toward chaos and annihilation: art, literature, stage and screen, education, laws, music, etc. Fortunately today's technology allows an "underground" resistance movement to flourish as well so we have many who are promoting the true, the good, and the beautiful. Join the resistance and disseminate something good and beautiful today! Here's mine: Vivaldi's Summer from the Four Seasons.

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