In many ways, when you're trapped like that, you've entered an infinite loop. You've gone outside the bounds of your program and are stuck. Eventually, the system catches on, and you crash. In fact, if you reintepret the game as a representation of resource allocation, you've got lots of programs fighting for the same space on the computer. The ones that can't get enough resources crash.
Yes, I explain a geek game in geek terms, and justify it.