Rock, Paper, Shotgun magazine comes up today with a video from a presentation this year at the DICE Summit.
Jesse Schell, takes you on a joy ride from today's games, gadgets, points, achievements and whatelse into a sort of blissful dystopian world where games will be a part of your everyday life. He argues it's inevitable... and I cannot seem to argue back. Well worth watching the whole 28 minutes of it. He's funny, but you won't be laughing at the end.
While there's no way to tell if that is where we are heading into, what worries me most about this prediction is that it is not about the end of the world. It's not about something too scary that we can easily dismiss following the simple argument of mankind natural tendency for self-preservation. Instead it's about money. Lots and lots of money. And its about greed. Consumer greed. All things that have been driving us through the economy road.
If you are into games, or if you are not, do take a look at it. It's a very interesting presentation, even though it embraces futurology.