I Really Blew It


Again, I was disappointed; I am under the impression that nobody ever applied the concepts used in Balance of Power. Indeed, as far as I can tell, in the 34 years since I published that book, there has never been a geopolitical game as sophisticated as Balance of Power. Perhaps I missed something, but most of my friends have been on the lookout and I have had a number of games referred to me; none of them came close to Balance of Power in algorithmic sophistication.

A Different Perception of Reality

It’s only recently that I have realized just how different is my perception of reality. It is best represented by this classic image from the movie The Matrix: