Just posted a couple minutes of Deathmatch Bot AI preview for the first time in HD Quality and MM narration:
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Coding bot AI all day. I love it. It’s like constructing and fine-tuning a car engine. I want mine to be a Bugatti engine. I can make it insanely fast but am limited by car speeding laws. The LD AI is constructed in a similar way Chess AI is done with the difference that it has to work in real-time. That is the bottle-neck. If this was a turn-based game where the AI can spend a couple minutes on its turn the intelligence would blow your mind.
Prediction about video games in the future: the core gameplay concepts invented over 20 years ago will be exactly the same in a 100 years because technology can grow and graphics will be better but the human mind will be always the same and its capacity is constant. It can only take as much as it takes now.
If I don’t code for a few days and then return to it I usually feel like someone that has no math/programming background. It seems like a strange world and I don’t understand much. Coding the simplest thing requires uberman effort. The same applies when I code for a few days non-stop and then try to do something in real-life. It seems disconnected and things like talking require effort. I suffer from what is called the writers-syndrome were you can sit with someone at the table and look like you are looking at the distance, not talking much. You are really in a “zone” thinking about your project. I think many of you can relate to this. In the past I would think that “this is how I am”, but it’s not true, I was just constantly in the code-zone. You see it requires a totally different mind-state and you might seem odd when caught in that state in a social situation. The other-way around it also applies. If you spend a lot of time socializing coding seems odd. You can’t get anything done. My thinking about all this changed when I started becoming aware of my brain states. It isn’t that easy because it requires installing an external observer on your thought processes (and maintaining it). So if you haven’t done this yet, I have a message for 2 kinds of people which might be you.
The first-kind thinks of themselves as rational/introverted and find it hard to do “normal-everyday” activities.
The second-kind thinks of themselves as artsy/extroverted and find it hard to do math/coding/logical activities.
You are not hard-wired to be any kind of these people. It’s all a matter of your brain state and you can change that.
There are long ways and quick ways to switch states. You probably want to read about the quick one. For a situation like today were I haven’t coded 3 days I use, what some esoterics would call them – spells and chants. Specifically I use Metal Music to get back into code-zone. I recommend. It doesn’t have to be music for you. Spells, chants and rituals are all methods of brain state change. I can elaborate if anyone is interested.