NOD is an acronym for Neural Optimal Decisor, a subcomponent of a big artificial supreme entity in charge of monitoring and analyzing massive amounts of data from people who agreed to delegate personal life to this ubiquitous organism.
This Artificial Intelligence takes advantage of every device connected to the vast network, and it obtains real-time biometric and social information from users. People do not need to handle struggle situations because data collected by each NOD will be a valuable asset to optimize human decisions by them. NODs will enhance people’s lives supported by reliable information and probabilistic evidence.
The experience drives the player into the NOD perspective in charge of improving human lives. In this sense, players can track people’s actions, communications, and variables through devices connected to the internet. Smartphones, smartwatches, and other devices become interfaces to take an in-depth look at people’s private life. A simple game mechanic allows players to identify people as metadata of their physical dimension, accompanied by lectures that label people’s current status. The NOD must make decisions by humans based on their probabilistic measurements of well- being. However, for better or worse, humans seem to want to run away from predictability.
The game arises from a series of questions. What range of options do we have to make a decision? Is our identity being demarcated by algorithms? Are we an extension or part of a kind of digital monoculture? Do we govern our lives, or are these driven by the influence of data presented to us in seemingly harmless and casual ways?