‘No one had seen anything like it’: how video game Pong changed the world

‘No one had seen anything like it’: how video game Pong changed the world

Pong: a game so simple a bundle of lab-grown brain cells could play it. This might sound like a low blow, but it’s true – last month, Australia-based startup Cortical Labs challenged its creation DishBrain, a biological computer chip that uses a combination of living neurons and silicon, to play the early console classic. The game – a 2D version of table tennis where players control a rectangle “paddle”, moving it up and down to rally a ball – ran …