Long before Ready Player One, there was a book about an intergalactic game of chance and luck called The Player of Games, by Iain M. Banks, published in 1988. It was the second Culture novel, which is a vast AI interface that plug people into a better reality, or does it?
We’ll break down the book, see if it holds up, and talk about its relevance in today’s world which has VR gaming as the new frontier. Check it!
For previous episodes on well known literary works, check these out:
READY PLAYER ONE: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1lxrqryFsfp10uini8OyoK?si=DcHoVo7xSZmK1nhPHiIfZA
PHILIP K DICK: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5t4UmIdmIAZHTiGHJPeVzS?si=-_anY1wWRJevpmNon6-6JQ