So I get this email linking to the July newsletter for Richard(tm) Garriott’s(tm) Tabula(tm) Rasa(tm) from NCSoft (also tm).
So after R(tm)G(tm) was put out to pasture by NCSoft, he decides to visit the International Space Station. Check.
But now they’ve cooked up this whole Operation Immortality thing…. I’m confused, and yes, perhaps a bit disturbed by it all.
Aside from the dubious merit of leaving the “digitized DNA” (whatever the hell that is) of gamers in orbit, I’ve got to wonder whether this is simply a slick way of the Garriott’s getting NCSoft to pick up the tab on shooting R(tm)G(tm) off in a Soyuz rocket…
I can only imagine the so-called “immortality drive” that will be used as an “off site archive” of humanity’s achievements is little more than an NCSoft thumbdrive left in the ISS’s glove box for eternity. Of course, the ISS will come tumbling down some day as well, so maybe the should just flush it in a not-so-similar send off to that of Spock’s in Wrath of Khan…
Is it just me or is this really weird?