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A CPU built in Minecraft

Minecraft is nothing less than a phenomenon. Originally developed by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson and his company Mojang, the blocky, open-world game in which you can build your own world out of various types of blocks was very recently bought by Microsoft for $2.5 billion, making Markus an overnight billionaire and allowing him to pay $70 million cash for the most expensive house in Beverly Hills, which was in the process of being bid on by several celebrities.

The house that Minecraft bought

The house that Minecraft bought

Augmented Reality? Real Reality? I don’t know.

We are suddenly seeing all kinds of alternate ‘realities’ being made possible through technology. The most common of these is the oxymoronic virtual reality, which although an idea for decades (it even had a web language known as VRML that would allow 3-d worlds inside a web browser), now seems as though it might actually be coming to fruition thanks to Sony’s PS4-based Project Morpheus, due in early 2016, HTC/Valve’s PC-based Re Vive which came out of nowhere and is due later this year, and the now-owned-by-Facebook Oculus Rift, due…sometime.

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