As a teenage geek gamer, my favorite game was Car Wars. Now Steve Jackson points out that there are real world cars built with the same drive system as the game cars. Now we are finally getting into the future I signed up for! Can rocket launchers behind the headlights be far behind?
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It is surprising how many things they talked about are coming true: electric cars, algae for food (well, not that actually, but there is real talk in Silicon Valley of breeding algae that excretes oil…)
And as an aside, if you liked Car Wars, there is a turn-based MMO called Darkwind (www.dark-wind.com) which is kind of a spiritual successor to Car Wars. Lots of ex-CW players there – you might like it 🙂
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