BY Zephyr Teachout | Tuesday, September 30 2008
I gave a talk tonight discussing 10 years in the future, internet and politics, what it might produce. In researching the talk I found some current day political spores. Spore, for those who haven't followed, is a massive single player online game, sort of like facebook for rapidly evolving avatar-beast creatures, where you get to constantly update yourself, in the face of evolutionary challenges. (Spore-players, please correct me.)
Here, for example, is a spore creature that apparently causes some real awe in other players.
Anyway, unsurprisingly, there are spores for some of our politicians, like this one for Bush:
...this one for McCain:
and this one, complete with bubble quotes, for Palin:
These are just samples; there appear to be hundreds of such creatures.
Forgive me if this has already been written about. After talking about the future for a few hours one can feel fairly well behind the times.