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Virtual Politics and Economics

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Yuli Ban

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Here's a thread to discuss politics, culture, socioeconomics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics in virtual fields (with an extension to board games, if necessary). There are a surprising amount of similarities between virtual reality and real life once you bring the minutia into it all, raising the question— can we truly predict real events based off virtual simulations?

 

A Case of Hyperinflation in a Virtual Economy

Gaia Online suffered extreme hyperinflation before its untimely unofficial demise. How did it happen, and how did people respond?

 

'Virtual' Virus Sheds Light on Real-World Behavior

Back in 2006, World of Warcraft gave the world a stunningly and disturbingly realistic look into human reactions to pandemics— so much so that academic papers were written about the event.

 

Massive 'EVE Online' Battle Could Cost $300,000 In Real Money

EVE Online has a player-driven economy that extends into the real world. So when huge battles erupt, there are real-world consequences.


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And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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I remember when a key was 1.33 REFINED METAL! All you newbies can kiss my primeval warrior @$$, I'm not giving you 30 refined you F2P, window lickin, hat mafia supporting @$$%**!$


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I remember when a key was 1.33 REFINED METAL! All you newbies can kiss my primeval warrior @$$, I'm not giving you 30 refined you F2P, window lickin, hat mafia supporting @$$%**!$

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And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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I remember when a key was 1.33 REFINED METAL! All you newbies can kiss my primeval warrior @$$, I'm not giving you 30 refined you F2P, window lickin, hat mafia supporting @$$%**!$

/r/Cringe

 

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Quantum Run.com does a great job of explaining virtual politics and ecoomics in the future. Specifically, they touch on how Vr, Ar, Ai will affect life on the internet and, consequently, the rules and regulations of the internet. They also touch on a lot of other cool things, but I won't spoil the entire article.


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