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Virtual Worlds Collaborative Design Challenge

Play 3dedrats

Welcome to Rat HQ.  We know that many creative rats live amongst us and we want to give you the opportunity to have your moment in the sun and, to us it is vital that this happens right now.

3dedrats is run by the Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre, but our three rats are leading the way.  There is P13d.P1p3r our gamer rat, M.A.X. our robot rat and Nazumi our scientist rat who also has a keen interest in virtual worlds.

Three lab rats from the future who are a result of an experiment that went wrong.  Over a period of time their abilities increased to the point where they were the most intelligent living things on our planet in 2050.

As they increased in intelligence they realised how desperate the situation was.  Plants that are needed for medicine are scarce, natural resources exhausted, food depleting, temperatures soaring and sea levels rising.  In 2050 the earth is dying and we can’t do anything to turn back time.

The rats decided the only possible thing they could do is send clones of themselves back in time to prevent this CATastrophic vision of the future.

The rats have researched this point in history and found that there is a key turning point or opportunity for us to transform this possible reality.  In order for us to avoid this future we have to catalogue and develop our skills to be able to handle problems and create solutions.

The rats have analysed the data and they have found technologies of our time such as games, robotics, mobile devices and virtual worlds are the key to averting our chaotic future.

We need to form a critical mass of young minds who are skilled and passionate and able to lead the change into the future.  We want you to join the 3dedrats and show us your potential.

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Rat adoption is all about bringing your expertise and resources to help us grow a pack of rats that are creative and innovative leaders ready to take Australia into the 21st Century.

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‘WHEN2050’ Virtual Worlds

Come and experience the future by stepping into our virtual world called Trinity. Immerse yourself in the creativity and imagination of the students Read the rest of this entry

Top 10 things rats want from the internet


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This article got me thinking. What do rats expect from the internet?

The top 3 things rats expect from the internet:

  • FUN! FUN! FUN! what’s the point of it all if we can’t have fun.  The rats have discovered that when you have fun with your work your work is more fun.
  • CLEANLINESS whilst rats are normally considered dirty animals we actually love being clean.  That means the air too.
  • SMALLNESS we think that one  of the keys to cleanliness is that we are are dedicated to making things smaller.  Being able to talk to and look at our computers might eliminate the need for big devices like keyboards and mice.  We really hate mice.
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