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July 22, 2005

Artificial inventions in simulated worlds

ACD links to an article in New Scientist describing an upcoming simulation of human behavior in an artificial world. One of the goals is to see whether culture will emerge in the simulation.

And what if the simulated humans discover fire, invent the wheel, or invent something completely new? Who would own the patent rights?

I suppose the next step would be for the simulated humans to write a (simulated) simulation of (simulated) humans, and so on, and so on . . .

Posted by Robert at July 22, 2005 8:28 AM
category: Artificial Invention | Intellectual Property Law

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