Neuromorphic Circuits Don't Just Simulate the Brain, They Outrun It
Researchers unveil a proof-of-concept 100 neuron hardware nanobrain.
The Perfect Worlds Playlist: Songs About Simulations
Capping off our latest themed week with a sampler of existentialist warblings.
Becky Ferreira and Michael Byrne
The Man Who Built the Universe
Dan Dixon and his diverse team of specialists have simulated the universe in extraordinary detail with Universe Sandbox.
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.
Would Living In the Matrix Be GOOD or BAD?
Are perfect worlds really perfect?
Jordan Pearson and Ben Richmond
Body Swap: How Technology Can Simulate the Gender Experience
Ever wanted to experience what it's like to be the opposite sex? You can.
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?
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?
How Lucid Dreaming Lets Dreamers Rehearse for Real Life
It's the brain's own virtual reality.
The Dirtiest Job in Video Games
Here's your blood mop and tentacle incinerator. Now go clean up.
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.
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.