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The Virtual Body

Players enter virtual worlds through the medium of their characters. Although in general the player determines the appearance of a character, characters are not merely ghostly projections of the spirit: They are tangible entities within the virtual world, as real (to it) as any other object. As representations of sentient beings, they have attributes and skills; however, they have other functionality merely by virtue of their being objects. From this point of view, the virtual body is a machine that the character lives in. What should this machine do? And what happens when it stops doing it?

Maintenance

You wake up, you visit the bathroom, you wash, you brush your teeth, you have breakfast.


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