From: Bob Rakovsky

To: Alexandra Drennan

Subject: HIM

Hey Alex,

I agree that we need something that'll keep all the modules working together, evaluate &() a final test.

And I think I have the perfect solution! It's called the Holistic Integration Manager - a fancy name for something a lot like a Dungeon Master in pen & paper RPGs. We created it to help run some MMOs back in the day. We needed something that would be able to unite procedurally-generated and user-submitted content into a coherent whole so the game wouldn't become too chaotic and inconsistent.

It's a genuine AI, somewhat limited in its ability to grow, but capable of parsing and understanding text, images, audio, even video. It takes all the information it can find, interprets it, and then builds and maintains a world based on that. It's not perfect, but we don't have a lot of time, and it would be easy to adapt the code for our purposes.

In fact, come to think of it, some of it is actually based on routines that you suggested in that paper on