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An Addictive Game About a Super AI Making Paperclips


One theory regarding the development super artificial intelligence is that it will become, essentially, a djinn1. To wit: it will be given an apparently simple task, but lacking common sense will not know when to stop. One such example is the parable of the paperclip maximiser.

In this web game you take on the role of such an AI. I suspect people will fall into two camps here: those who close the tab almost immediately, and those who become… addicted. No prizes for guessing which camp I fall into.

  1. But without the malice. Probably.