K, so there’s this game, that’s not really a game, but let’s call it a “world” in lieu of having a more apt word that doesn’t sound quite as cliché as “alternate reality”. But then “world” is just as cliché, I give up. Anyway, I’m enthralled by it, I have been for the better part of the last decade. I, now being an old-hand, occupy a position of (limited, but strangely “real”) power within this game. I could go on and on about how having two lives doesn’t feel as weird and beyond-the-horizon as it sounds. Or try to explain it in a way that doesn’t sound downright insane. But I digress…
The designers of this world are now looking at ways a science-fiction enterprise can contribute to science fact. This just fills me with glee and makes my unreal self’s existence just a little bit more real.
Read on for the caveats, and plan:
For your futher bemusement, I will also share with you that my digital avatar’s name has been immortalized on an actual monument that actually stands in the actual world. I can’t tell you how weird that feels, having a fictitious person, a creation of your mind, emblazoned on something that’ll still be here after potentially hundreds, or thousands of years after you, or any memory of you, is gone. Nothing can make you fell so little.