Perfect Worlds

machines

Neuromorphic Circuits Don't Just Simulate the Brain, They Outrun It

Researchers unveil a proof-of-concept 100 neuron hardware nanobrain.
Michael Byrne
5.13.15
video

The Perfect Worlds Playlist: Songs About Simulations

Capping off our latest themed week with a sampler of existentialist warblings.
Becky Ferreira and Michael Byrne
5.11.15
Space

The Man Who Built the Universe

Dan Dixon and his diverse team of specialists have simulated the universe in extraordinary detail with Universe Sandbox.
Becky Ferreira
5.10.15
Perfect Worlds

Game or Cult? The Alternate Reality of the Jejune Institute

The cryptic creator of alternate reality game The Jejune Institute says there's already another one out there—but it's a secret.
Roisin Kiberd
5.9.15
Culture

Would Living In the Matrix Be GOOD or BAD?

Are perfect worlds really perfect?
Jordan Pearson and Ben Richmond
5.8.15
Perfect Worlds

Body Swap: How Technology Can Simulate the Gender Experience

Ever wanted to experience what it's like to be the opposite sex? You can.
Victoria Turk
5.8.15
Features

The Real Mayors of 'SimCity'

In 1990, all the candidates for mayor in Providence, Rhode Island, played a game of SimCity—why don't we make all our politicians do the same?
Jason Koebler
5.8.15
Reviews

What Does It Take to Give Video Game Drivers Road Rage?

AAA video games are loaded with AI commuters, but what are the limits of their street smarts?
Zack Kotzer
5.8.15
Perfect Worlds

How Lucid Dreaming Lets Dreamers Rehearse for Real Life

It's the brain's own virtual reality.
Gian Volpicelli
5.8.15
Perfect Worlds

The Dirtiest Job in Video Games

Here's your blood mop and tentacle incinerator. Now go clean up.
Soha Kareem
5.8.15
Radio Motherboard

Is the Universe a Giant Computer Simulation? Here's the Evidence

Radio Motherboard talks to the philosopher who invented the "simulation hypothesis" and the Department of Energy researcher who is trying to prove we live in a hologram.
Jason Koebler
5.8.15
Perfect Worlds

This Bitcoin Simulator Is an Insane Trip Through Cryptocurrency Hell

Although it can be quite scathing, there’s a dry sophistication to Bitcoin Mining Profit Calculator: Gaiden’s takedown of the Bitcoin community’s underbelly.
Christopher Malmo
5.8.15
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