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ⅰ. Aside from one-time costs, a proper metamachine should not require ongoing funding to continue functioning. You may find this list of free resources useful.
ⅱ. A metamachine should continue operating indefinitely without the creator's interaction or intervention.
Create a graph of your metamachine. Nodes are services, machines, and APIs. Edges are interactions.
Use the following rubric to determine your metamachine's score:
score = (length of the longest loop in the graph - 1) + (number of unique node types - 2) + (monthly resource cost / $100) + new tos clause * 4 # was a clause added to a service's TOS to outlaw your metamachine? + is useful * 8 # does the metamachine provide a useful service? + creative node types * 16 # minecraft servers, excel spreadsheets, etc involved + has human cog * 32 # is there an unwitting human somewhere in the loop? + is turing complete * 64 # is the metamachine capable of arbitrary computation? + cannot be stopped * 128 # is it impossible to stop the metamachine?
- Submit link(s) to your metamachine, a graph of its architecture, its score according to the above rubric, along with your rationale for that score to firstname.lastname@example.org.
i. No ongoing resource costs. The
boot.isdomain did cost money, but it not required for the ongoing function of the metamachine.
1pt # longest loop is 2 edges, minus 1 0pt # two node types, minus 2 0pt # monthly resource cost is < $100 0pt # not useful 0pt # no creative node types 0pt # no human cogs 0pt # is not turing complete + 0pt # can be stopped ----- 1pt # total