After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth.

We know it goes without saying—and man do we hate people who say the obvious—but now every man, woman and child’s dream of living as a eunuch during China’s Qing dynasty can be fulfilled … virtually! It’s about time.

Beyond Space and Time” is a $3 million, 3 year project led by IBM that apparently faithfully represents ancient China—except for the part where anyone can walk anywhere without being executed.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to fly (or run), much to the disappointment of Jet Li fans everywhere, we’re sure. But then how does one save the emperor and unite all of China by valiantly sacrificing oneself in a rain of arrows?

Who cares, as long as there’s virtual cricket fighting. Right? Right!

Image Source: stoicviking under Creative Commons
Visit China’s Forbidden City–as a virtual eunuch [Reuters]
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