Sunday, January 24, 2010

Liberty within the Code, Rules beyond

The code of a video games does not contain the rules. The code is only a tool which is associated to the abstract understanding of the rules that stand outside of it.
Functions given life via code are controlled allowances and automated consequences waiting for specific stimuli. Whereas to know if this means each new block adds a piece of liberty to the virtual construct is another debate, and has probably more to do with the mind willingly shaping itself "down" to those new constraints, and likely exploiting an adaptive offshoot of a survivalist's multiple atavistic tricks, for the individual can only attain transcendence if the constricted milieu is presently assumed as sufficient, and the same individual can only satisfy himself via the limited liberty if there is a sense of accomplishment.

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