Bots tend to be pretty easy to distinguish from human players; either they're laughably stupid (Hello, meat sims!) or impossibly perfect ubermensch. But what if that changed? What if these bots could imitate human behavior perfectly? What if they appeared more like humans than actual human players? What if I stopped asking questions and got right to the article? Ars Technica Now this was just a small team of programmers going after a $7,000 dollar prize. With further development time and greater resources, imagine how much more a developer might be capable of. It looks like bot play is only going to get more and desirable over time. I mean, the experience of interacting with human-like players without the verbal barrage of profanity and insults? Sign up me up for that!