The Ant's Life Studio from Bandai in Japan is a cool new virtual interactive ant farm for your desktop. In the tradition of their popular Tamagotchi digital pet toys, this digital ant hill let's you create colonies of ants who build, create, maintain and survive in 100 different types of nests. I don't know if this is better than the real thing, but it's still better to stare at this all day than working. I wonder if there are any digital anteaters in the game?
Ant's Life Studio - Virtual Interactive Ant Farm