A robot made of Lego bricks and a Samsung Galaxy smartphone can solve a Rubik’s cube in a little over three seconds.

That’s impressive.

But it can’t do what OtherSpace players can.

Although it might be able to rapidly calculate probable patterns and accurately shift the individual colored blocks of a cube into their uniform state, the machine can’t create a character, develop a back story and a narrative voice, or produce responsive dialogue based on input from other characters involved in the scene.

It can’t do much at all without a pre-programmed script.

Granted, our storytellers need more than three seconds – sometimes more than three minutes – to craft their poses and counter-poses.

But the dynamic evolution of a scene as it progresses is often worth the wait.