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Chinese Develop “Populous” Weapon

Chinese Populous weapon?

Remember that game Populous, where you, essentially, played God? You could, depending on how much power you derived from the faith of the little people running around the planet you controlled, cause floods, earthquakes, and–most basically–terraform land.

That’s what I’m reminded of when I see this puzzler from Google Earth, where the Chinese have created a scaled down model of a mountain landscape.

If we start seeing marshland pop up where there wasn’t anything like it the day before, then we’ll know what’s really going on.

P.S. I used to love the hell out of that game. No pun intended. “You’ve always wanted to play God. Admit it. Now you can.” Great tagline.