Beings who enjoy or thrive on the experiences of other beings. While VR addictions are common among many human clades true experiancy is mainly a phenomenon among virtual entities and AIs. In many cases experiants spend sizable amounts of money and effort to experience unusual, complex or especially authentic experiences from other beings. Some AIs almost literally eat experiences, using biont experiences as the basis for information distillation, mental trade and heuristics discovery that supplies them with the necessary complexity flow. Some bionts sign experience production contracts (either individually or collectively) for the rights to their experiences in raw or processed form to various virtual entities and corporations.
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Development Notes
Text by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 24 October 2001.