OK ran out of words. But anyways some people take this sort of thing real serious, and the guy from the link he probably could sell his battleship for
that much real money online, I seen it though not for that much, and believe you me somebody or some people would buy it. In a way its kind of like
the gambler mentality, you know the guy who goes out and beets all even when he knows the house is stacked against you, games become more thrilling
to a lot of people if there is some real world incentive, even when they would know its fixed.
And games are becoming more sophisticated and technology is becoming more powerful, in some of these games you could literally spend years and years
being immersed in them. Companies off course see this and try to take advantage of it as well as everybody else. In some ways if things like virtual
reality or really high power computers shows up you can literally supplant the life of the people in such a way, and its already being done a smaller
scale, even in this website its a form of that, and moneymaker, generating energy. Or as its put in the matrix, turning a human into a battery.
Most things in this world are exactly that, and videogames are just a mirror of that fact. I personally only tried EVE online once, I got bored of it
in a few hours as its not my thing, but I see were it can be an addiction thing. But personally any game which after a time you have to put so much
attention and time into eventually becomes not a game anymore, in some cases it literally becomes a job after you got off your real world job. I know
many people who after they get off that all they do straight to the computer and in to there digital worlds, and yes as that becomes more proliferate
and the tech and games become more real and powerful hardware and software wise, your bound to see a lot more of that. Because lets face it real life
is kind of boring and sucks.
And literally people life in different dimensions in there heads but are not aware of it, this is just another dimenshion which people would live in,
one of which would generate energy on a planetary scale if done right, in fact its been done before. There are many outlets for the mind to tinker
with while the whole generates energy for somebody or some entities, work corporations and everything in between are exactly that, and some videogames
literally become a job after a time.
And when virtual reality or higher tech is introduced to bind the brain mind and tech together into a
fantasy world. Over generations and time it would create a society were the real world is an extremely vague thing, were the meaning of real could
literally mean what club you belong to in your digital world, worse then belonging to the republicans or democrats or this or that social class and
much more powerful effect worldwide, because frankly the brain is in all effect just a receiver, and what it receives becomes its world and whole
existence, were in the mind being a bit more complicated there in exists.
And yes there would be no distinguish between digital items and real world items for a lot of people, it could even become a sort of drug. I mean less
powerful things have had more of an impact, even in video games and social constructs that is true and you can see that each and every day.
But ya really the guy fell for the oldest trick in the book. Now his fancy spaceship is all gone and blown to pieces.
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