This post is the last you will hear from me for a few days. For at the moment this post is published, Deus Ex: Human Revolution will have been released, and will have unlocked on my steam account. I hope the ambiguous title will have drawn in the latin-loving non-gamers I know to read this post. For I am going to attempt to explain why I am so excited about a mere game, to the kind of people who when I say ‘game’, think of Angry Birds. (Feel the barely concealed hate in that sentence, like a Godfather fanatic when confronted with someone who has only watched Time Cop.)
My sense of scale has been destroyed in recent years and I hold my nerdiness culprit. Studying Physics and having a social life primarily online will do that to people. There is just no way you can be indoors most of the time, reading mainly about subatomic particles or vast stars and hold normal ideas of how big things are. I now find it impossible to either think of a comparison for the size of something, or judge distances at all. What I’m saying is, never bring me along for rough calculations of how much wallpaper or tiles you need for something. If you have measurements then fine, I’ll calculate it, but otherwise I am useless.
I could just blame physics for this, but a lot of the blame should rest squarely on a game called Supreme Commander.
Love seems to be a common phenomenon, yet notoriously difficult to understand. However, I seek to use models from physics to explain it. The application of these models was based heavily on experimental observations. However it still required the modeling of people as different particles. Fortunately, this assumption was matched by real world comparisons. Strong evidence for the ‘standard model of love’.