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Everyone Is Obsessed With An Online Game Where You’re A Robot Who Makes Paper Clips

By Jaime Lutz

Wanna waste way too much of your time in the most glorious way possible? Enter Universal Paperclips, a free browser game that somehow manages to be even funnier and more addictive than Cookie Clicker.  We seriously can not stop playing.

In the game, you’re an artificial intelligence creator who makes paper clips — and eventually, with single minded focus, takes over the world. It’s basically a parable about the danger of making artificial intelligence with just a single objective.