5 Interesting Links for 05-11-2018

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Simulation (Philosophy)

An 8-bit annotated illustration of why we might be characters in a computer simulation created by our future selves.
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/this-cartoon-explains-why-elon-musk-thinks-we-re-characters-in-a-computer-simulation-he-might-be-1329513053

Descriptions (Publishing)

Tips for how to craft an effective book description that works for the algorithms and potential reader both.
https://insights.bookbub.com/critical-edits-to-make-to-your-books-description-copy/

Prompts (Writing)

A cute cross between a prompt generator and a meme, this chart is designed to help create a novel logline. I can imagine it tied with a roulette wheel marked with the 26 letters of the alphabet very easily. (Via BooksGoSocial)
https://electricliterature.com/how-to-write-elevator-pitch-novel-publicity-infographic-a8ec74ecf7ce

Psychology (Gaming)

While my sons might question my ownership of the gamer title simply because my level of gaming has changed, I’ve been playing video games and puzzle games on the computer since I was seven or so…if Pong counts :). I found this article amusing on many levels, but it’s one of those that hits a little close to home. Can you classify your video game entertainment along these lines?
https://kotaku.com/the-16-types-of-video-game-1824989601

Steampunk (Art)

This story is at the heart of the steampunk movement for me where creativity allows options not offered by school guidance counselors.
http://steampunk-explorer.com/articles/trophy-robots-and-dueling-tea-cups

Threats (The Steamship Chronicles, Book 2)

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