In 1996 Tom is in Australia dumpster diving to find a computer… he needs this already out-of-date hardware to prove that “you can simulate ecosystems.” For the last 22 years Tom has been maintaining and improving Noble Ape a software “ecosystem” which allows one to simulate life, language, weather, and internal thought.
The Noble Ape Simulation was started in 1996. It features a number of autonomous simulation components including:
* a landscape simulation,
* biological simulation,
* weather simulation,
* sentient creature (Noble Ape) simulation (including a number of internal biological simulations), and,
a simple intelligent-agent scripting language (ApeScript).