In the list of horrible waste of tax-payer’s hard earned money exposed by Fox News, I saw this:
$50,000 to build a computer model of an ancient city in Pakistan complete with “animated and interactive ‘inhabitants’.
If history is our guide, it won’t be long before these inhabitants fall to radical ideologies and turn back on the NEH! Agent-based computing models are already rife with terrorists and terrorist-sympathizers. We know this.
I was curious, so I managed to actually track this grant down: Virtual Taxila: A Web-Accessible, Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE) of an Ancient Indian City by Daniel Michon.
This cannot end well.