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Imagine in the spirit of Seti@home there was another search
for life, only this one in the very computers doing the searching!
Combine aspects of this idea:
http://www.hip.atr.co.jp/~ray/tierra/tierra.html but much more
open ended, and containing filters to keep bad alife elements
the system who are engineered to try to exploit it.
I envision something very high level like an earth simulator or something
like an alife version of Unreal or Ultima Online.
[triptych, Mar 28 2000]
(?) The Network Tierra Project
Don't just imagine it. Download it now! [egnor, Mar 28 2000]
See the "Genisis" link - this sounds like what you're describing. [Scott_D, Mar 28 2000]
A simulation based on Tierra, but improved [FIREborn, Nov 19 2007]
This is related, and also, click on the link at the bottom called "Evolution@Home" [FIREborn, Nov 20 2007]
||Sell it with this slogan:
'On the network all the time? Get alife!'
||I've been toying with this idea for a while, too. Let's talk about this some more, triptych