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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    The only difference between a software engineer hired by Microsoft, for example, and a software engineer self-employed working on OpenSource is that the latter is looking to learn a method and then become creative, while the latter is becoming creative and then looking for a method.

    The Opensource, CopyLeft, and other "amateur" software communities are actually one of the most valuable resource we have.
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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, gamers can be a very innovative and creative group.
    Being surrounded by them my entire life, more so than most people, I have yet to be impressed.
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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    The game of Congress: Sim-Pleton.

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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Deficit $1.4 trillion, Defense $650 billion
    But, but, but...... then we would have another $650 billion to spend on social programs.
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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    When they can make a computer model that can accurately predict the weather out 3 days, I might have a bit more faith in this idea.

    (note: the key word here is accurately, not kinda accurate, not close to accurate.)
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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Being surrounded by them my entire life, more so than most people, I have yet to be impressed.
    Then I submit you arent looking far enough
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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    My opinion on the whole budget game thing--

    Won't do much good, because a game, unlike politics, requires rules and fairness.
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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Then I submit you arent looking far enough
    While I believe they are creative people in the sphere of designing fictional fantasies, they are typically awful at depicting real-world scenarios, partially because gamers are reluctant to want to incorporate realism and instead favor of pseudo-realism...realism that molds well to their nihilism, but not to which responds accurately to human history or technological history. Part of the problem is perceived entertainment value versus accuracy. To exaggerate a great deal more, Idiocracy versus a historical seminar on warfare in the 19th century.

    Back to the original subject, however, it provides some possibilities, perhaps to some limited extent to budget-balancing, but I withhold faith that the social sciences are truly capable of puncturing immensely complicated social and public policy problems.
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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    A fictional game with a fictional possibility.
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    Re: Microsoft may make budget-balancing game for US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, gamers can be a very innovative and creative group.
    I agree we can be a very innovative, and creative group.

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