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    Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

    Andrew Jones told me about this.
    This is the trippiest most mind blowing, visually stimulating, amazing thing I've ever seen. It is called Electric Sheep and it is the visual realization of your computers "dreams".
    Electric Sheep is a free, open source screen saver run by thousands of people all over the world. It can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", the screen saver comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". The result is a collective "android dream", an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

    Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience. You can also design your own sheep and submit them to the gene pool.
    Learn more and download it here: http://electricsheep.org/

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    That first paragraph had me, but the human influence part ruined it.

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    Not a bad idea, but it's Design by committee,

    I dont like this leaving computers on standby lark,
    Lets trip out watching ice bergs float past the window...


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    Doesn't download anything for me.

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    Daaamn this thing is amazing!
    I downloaded the screensaver and the mega packs with sheep that are also on the site.
    Most beautiful screensaver I've ever seen.

    sketchbook: http://c ghub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6480
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    "We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars." -Carl Sagan
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