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Are we heading into a world where everything is turned into gaming?
Points for brushing your teeth? For watching certain TV shows?
Is gamification the next big revolution after social networking? I think so, although I doubt we can completely predict exactly what this will mean in 10, 20, or 30 years from now. Some of it may be easy to imagine (and perhaps scary), yet I suspect there will be unforeseeable dynamics and serendipity.
If you find the idea of gamification interesting, check out these two videos.
Jesse Schell, DICE 2010: When Games Invade Real Life (full video here)
Seth Priebatsch, TED 2010: Building the Game Layer on Top of the World
What do you think?
Microsoft has an entire research division devoted to this as well as a non-profit partner created with MIT (Education Arcade) to explore gaming implications for teaching and learning.
How will gamification change us? Will it change how we feel about life?