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Will Wright

Video Game Designer

Will Wright is an American video game designer, responsible for some of the most innovative and acclaimed video games ever produced. Among these games are SimCity, SimEarth, SimAnt, SimLife, The Sims, and Spore. [1]
The following exchange is from an August 11, 2008 interview with EuroGamer:
Eurogamer: Do you believe in God?

Will Wright: I'd probably be best described as an atheist. I'm open to the idea that there is some creator somewhere. I can almost envision humans one day being able to create a micro-universe. That's not to say we could ever interact with it, but it could be that the physics equations for a singularity are the same as for the Big Bang, which is that black holes in our universe could in fact be embedded universes that we will never be able to contact or get information from.

But if I can imagine that humans might one day have that power to create these universes, there's no reason why some other intelligence above us created ours. That's not to say that was the original designer, or the designer at all - maybe it was just an accident.

So at that level I'm open to the idea that our universe was created; but probably there's not a guy with a long white beard looking at everything we do, just personally those are my beliefs. [With Spore] we didn't want to go too far down that path: we leave the whole creation of the universe question open. Obviously as the player you're coming in and playing something like a god, directing the evolution of a species, but we never really state who you the player are. [2]

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