[ExI] farmville, was RE: RPGs and transhumanism

spike spike66 at att.net
Sat Feb 26 15:32:53 UTC 2011

...On Behalf Of Anders Sandberg

>...Tanzania trying to reboot itself in the rings of Saturn using a
Farmville-like game ...--Anders Sandberg,

Would anyone here speculate about the wildly popular Farmville increasing
the demand for actual farmland?  My guess is that for every thousand people
who spend time playing simulated farmer, there would be one or more who
would like to try her hand at the real dirt and sweat version.  If for no
other reason, it would give the player street cred with the others, and
perhaps lead to improvements in the simulation.


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