A virtual space thats primary purpose is to self-adapt via certain rulesets to an endstate preferably most pleasant (but often termed 'least repulsive') to the participating sophonts. These virches are typically much more processing intensive than the average virch, as each action or lack thereof needs to be checked against the ruleset(s) and applied across the virch. Note that many purists and/or linguists claim that any interactive virch must be a recursiverch, but general usage indicates that the term is more utilized to represent virches where the extreme interactivity across the whole of the represented space is the primary point. Perhaps the most famous recursiverch within the NoCoZo is "the Verifex Experiment."
Text by John B
Initially published on 25 April 2005.