Interactive Storytelling is our Project Xanadu
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Imagine freshly-generated dramatic experiences unfurling before your eyes and changing based on your inputs. Imagine dynamic characters that react—grow angry at you, laugh at your jokes, or even fall in love with you. Interactive storytelling is our medium’s artistic holy grail. It has haunted almost all of us, stolen decades from some of our brightest minds, and indefinitely postponed "making great art" pending future technological advancements. Our destination is no closer now than it was when we started this 30-year windmill quest. But turning around reveals a curious perspective: perhaps we’re there already. Perhaps we’ve been there all along.