We are all aware that the senses can be deceived, the eyes fooled. But how can we be sure our senses are not being deceived at any particular time, or even all the time?
Might I just be a brain in a tank somewhere, tricked all my life into believing in the events of this world by some insane computer? And does my life gain or lose meaning based on my reaction to such solipsism?
Project PYRRHO, Specimen 46, Vat 7.
Activity recorded M.Y. 2302.22467.
(TERMINATION OF SPECIMEN ADVISED)
"The righteous need not cower before the drumbeat of human progress. Though the song of yesterday fades into the challenge of tomorrow, God still watches and judges us. Evil lurks in the datalinks as it lurked in the streets of yesteryear. But it was never the streets that were evil."
Sister Miriam Godwinson-A Blessed Struggle.
Some civilian workers got in among the research patients today and became so hysterical I felt compelled to have them nerve stapled.
The consequence, of course, will be another public relations nightmare, but I was severely shaken by the extent of their revulsion towards a project so vital to our survival.
CEO Nwabudike Morgan, The Personal Diaries
Hey guys, please don't forget the UN that is actually dead already.
And i want to fuck my dead wife so badly.
Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill.
CEO Nwabudike Morgan "The Ethics of Greed"
Morgan was on the ship because he was a talented economist.
Zakharov was on the ship because he is a genius and brilliant scientist.
Deidre was on the ship to make sure that nobody forgets how pollution and lack of respect for nature ruined Earth.
Everyone had the job to be a good person but in Alpha Centauri they all get corrupted by their own ideals.
Deidres love for Planet makes her brainwash her own and other people with worms.
Morgan would sell a bottle of air for a dollar and Zak doesn't have any kind of morals.
Reminder that the guy holding the IP rights to AC got laid-off from Zynga and is presently making mobile and facebook games.
SMAC didn't sell very well because people don't want to play original characters - They want to play India and build th pyramids in Paris.
This is why Beyond Earth has those non-countries.
>Morgan was on the ship because he was a talented economist.
Didn't the novella claim that he bought his way onto the Unity's crew? That and Morgan Industries was the main financial contributor to the construction of the Unity
I read upon the ensemble studios. You know, those great devs who made AoE and you could feel tried to make a great game they envisioned, including a whole history section and various systems to improve control.
They all are scattered in various mobile game sweatshops
It's a two second joke that pops up in a game chock full of ideas. Not many of them are altogether original, although most of them are more attuned to the setting than that one, and fit together to create a believable structure of human philosophical ideas that tries to model how people would react to the situation the game proposes. I don't think anyone's trying to claim that SMAC actually furthered any real philosophical field; rather, what's so noteworthy is how it intertwined these patterns of thinking with characters and a story that doesn't feel melodramatic or contrived like it does in so many other games.
The idea that someone might try to make themselves look smart on the basis that they passed philosophy 100 viscerally disgusts me.
>he would make a Mass Effect ripoff out of Alpha Centauri
10/10 would play
>he would make a Mass Effect ripoff out of Alpha Centauri
Well thank god for EA saving us from that particular pile of intellectual vomit. Dead franchise is definitely preferable.
>I was only 9 years old
>I loved Lal so much, I had all the merchandise and movies
>I voted for Lal every night before bed, thanking him for the life I've been given
>"Lal is love" I say; "Lal is life"
>My chairman hears me and marks me for recycling tanks duty
>I know he was just jealous of my devotion for Lal
>I called him a collectivist madman
>He nerve gasses me and sends me to go enforce sanctions
>I'm crying now, and my face is melting
>I lay in bed and it's really cold
>Suddenly, a warmth is moving towards me
>I am so happy
He whispers into my ear "This planet belongs to all mankind."
>He grabs me with his delicate bureaucrat hands and puts me down onto my hands and knees
>I spread my ass-cheeks for the constitution
>He penetrates my butt-hole
>It hurts so much but I do it for Lal
>I can feel my butt tearing as my eyes start to water
>I push against his force
>I want to please Lal
>He roars in a mighty roar as he fills my butt with democracy
>My chairman walks in
>Lal looks him straight in the eyes and says "I urge you to consider a treaty of friendship."
>Lal leaves through my window
>Lal is love. Lal is life.
>doubts all knowledge
>assumes that he is his brain
>assumes that his senses are deceiving him
>ambiguous use of the concepts of truth and reality
>even in the case that he is a brain, doesn't analyze how a bunch of neurons can form experiences that aren't found in the physical structure of his brain
Are there any games that are thought-provoking without falling into pseudo-intellectuality? Planescape Torment comes to mind.
the whole quote is misused anyway. All tech blurbs reflect on the tech and how people react to it. Like a worker being amazed at a huge block hanging in the air suspended by a single thread. Or how cloning is seen as a tool to allow eugenics by the military faction. This just shows how a very reasonable and learned man suddenly has to deal with the possibility to resurrect his wife who he thought was lost forever.
First of all being surrounded by yesmen will cause you to radicalise. Initially they just had different ideas but did not hate eachother or try to kill eachother as actively. Its just as technology advanced and the pressure was more and more it created a war. Also if you have one man that is appointed as leader everyone follows him because it is mutiny otherwise. However with him dead there is no obvious leader and if you had a thought of wanting to be in command you had just as much justification for it as any other.
This is actually a pretty standard cheese build. Bases will upgrade the tile they are founded on +1 to all as well as freely gather it. The thought was that people would space their cities so to maximise each city's production. But why care about 1 good city if you can build 12 shitty ones that, taken together, are better.
Her weird paramilitary organization infiltrated the Unity project
>There will never be a System Shock/Deus Ex style game set on Chiron
Be more specific.
I was criticizing the statement itself, not where it came from. Then I found out that the game includes many other quotes of similar philosophical caliber, thus leading me to dislike it. That's all.