A: “For the same reason there are plagues and earthquakes and battles in games like World of Warcraft. Peace is boring, Dude.”
John Tierney takes an interesting look at the possibility of a posthuman, sitting at a basement somewhere, running an “ancestral simulation” of our entire universe. The chance is about 20%, so from now on, I’ll spend four-fifth of my time convening with great ad gurus. Not a bad idea, if you ask me. Good night.