Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, from the largest scale (macrocosm or universe-level) all the way down to the smallest scale (microcosm or sub-sub-atomic or even metaphysical-level). In the system the midpoint is Man, who summarizes thecosmos.
Some guy left his Super Nintendo on for 20 years to save his progress in a video game.
That’s really the case here. That is exactly why a Japanese gamer kept his SNES plugged in and powered on — with very rare, emergency exceptions — over the past two decades.
Wanikun would not accept that these memories of the life he led in this video game would be lost in time, like tears in rain. So he kept the game plugged into his Super Famicom (as it was called in Japan) to preserve his game save. He estimated that his console was kept in operation for more than 180,000 hours. (That was back in September, by the way.)