h a l f b a k e r y
Outside the bag the box came in.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
Generalization of Tetris: A strategic game with a variety of morphing shapes flowing through topological holes with increasing variety and speed, and complementaries that interact to break down into smaller ones, and a global goal to sustain their flow from clogging the system.
We can safely say that no known human has lived past 200 years old. The
death rates closely follow the GompertzMakeham law of probability, which
describes well a processes of interaction of criminals that are able to build
fortresses after not being captured in time, and a slowly decaying number
patrolling policemen to contain them. Interestingly, this is very similar to
up of hard-to-eliminate structures within game of Tetris, as the relative (to
reaction) speed of falling bricks slowly increases.
In real life, the analogy to game of Tetris can be extended. We know that AI
can play games well, so, here's an idea for a more general analogy to
an opportunity for search of generic strategies, which could then be
back to longevity practice. For examples of strategies from the game of
Tetris, -- slower and less complex bricks are good (e.g., less food,
simpler/slower food); complementary bricks eliminating multiple
are good (e.g., liquids wash away, and certain substances like lecithin
do that for lipids too).
So, instead of Tetris, imagine a game that allows a player to grow a
of tubes, which starts from a single inflow point and grows filled with a
that carries morphing shapes through the
The goal of a player is to grow network and optimize flow of shapes
by tinkering with parameters and preventing shapes from clogging as the
shapes and the speed of flow increases. The player could make decisions
to where the new shapes should/could go, and what factors to encounter.
a strategic game, the player should be able to use some of those materials
grow various "organs" in the network, producing other shapes (think --
"enzymes") that, if, if complementary, then eliminate the blockages by
into smaller pieces.
The game score would be computed as the cumulative effect of network
that the player was able to grow, and the number of eliminated
How GompertzMakeham law describes a processes of interaction of criminals that are able to build fortresses after not being captured in time, and a slowly decaying number of patrolling policemen to contain them. [Inyuki, May 11 2019]
Halfbakery: Determinity Distribution
Just because, it may be useful to solving such games, or finding regions of stability for solving for infinitely long plays. [Inyuki, Oct 20 2019]
Please log in.
If you're not logged in,
you can see what this page
looks like, but you will
not be able to add anything.
||Sounds good but real life has so many dimensions. I think the parameters need to be listed.
||A set of shapes, function of morphing and period. Shape of tubes, tube liquid interaction, tube shape interaction, liquid flow rate affecting shape movement, What constitutes shape reduction, What constitutes a tube growth, tube interconnection.
||And finally how this imaginative model can be functionally interfaced for real world problem solving.
||// Sounds good but real life has so many dimensions. I think the
parameters need to be listed.
||Kept it generic just because the real life indeed has so many
||// What constitutes shape reduction
||Complementarity of variety of kinds, that game creators and users
would define (configure worlds). For example, a configuration of game
could be to model protein interactions, which are extremely rich, or to
model organs, which release some types of proteins.
||// What constitutes a tube growth, tube interconnection
||In the simplest form of the game, one can imagine a 1D line on the
paper, where the player can choose to lengthen the line using the
falling interval (e.g., brick) as material, by use of say, a reserve of
function (shape) that converts the falling interval into prolongation of
the line. (May visualize the start as the game of snakes, where
swallowing a thing makes snake longer, except one end of the snake
(influx) is fixed.)
||One can then imagine various properties for components, for example,
the ability to fork the line (with use of a reserve
functional shape), fork it to other dimensions, the
ability for 1D shapes to form 2D baloons that can contain more influx
Eventually, the game rule could be to place an a point of outflux, where
the material can be dumped once it reaches it, simulating the excretion
||And here we go, adding more points of excretion can also be a valid
strategy to improve flow.
||The idea is that the diversity of parameters, dimensionality and shapes
and rules for the shape interactions across this system would be open-
ended, not closed-ended, like in game of Go, or Chess or Snakes, or
Tetris, and thus, quite open to ground for exploration and discovery of
||The scoring of game would definitely be quite a big question, but I'd
say, if the shapes are from N-dimensional pixels, one could quantify
that in pixels digested over lifetime, until the tube system has clogged,
which would be almost guaranteed, by increasing the speed and
complexity of incoming bricks.
||Almost sounds arty. A dynamic virtual sculpture of N dimensions that. if it hits fundamental functions, will have an emotional resonance. [+]