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I'm So Low Tech Sometimes

>> Thursday, August 14, 2008

I was reading about this new free online video game Operation Immortality: Leave your mark. Save Humanity. I’m actually hesitant to write about it because it is a game I can see Doug playing. A lot. Doug isn’t a “gamer” but these “build your own empire” type things he’s all over.

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Of course games like this lead to the question “What would you bring to a new planet if the Earth was destroyed?” Which, quite honestly, isn’t such an easy thing to answer…

Will the new planet have electricity? Internet? Light bulbs? Running water? Houses? Grocery stores? FOOD??? I’m kind of a harsh realist and tend to think that if the Earth was destroyed and we had to vacate to a new planet that said planet would be pretty sparse and, quite honestly, not that many humans are going to make it there.

So I say that I would bring notebooks and pens. About as low tech as you can get, I know. But with those two simple items you can do so much…

In October 2008 Richard Garriott, the force behind the Tabula Rasa video game,will be the 6th private citizen to travel into space. He is taking with him the archive of Operation Immortality: Leave your mark. Save Humanity. with him. It’s cool in a completely sci-fi geek way. Go over and check it out. Maybe you’ll see Doug there…
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