13 May, 2007
I just read a great post over on Charles Stross’ website called “Shaping the Future”. It’s a fascinating take on how increases in data storage could radically change how our ancestors are. A bit long, but a wonderful read.
This inspired me for this week’s design challenge: pick a technology and discuss how it could change games, particularly online games.
Riffing off the issue with data storage, I think the ease of how our lives can be recorded will affect people in a sociological way. I think that some people will be come oversaturated with “reality” and will want an escape.
It’s also interesting the thought about how cell phones connect people instead of just locations. It’s interesting to think about how mobile gaming should be a larger force than it is, but how the technology and plain stubbornness of the mobile phone companies prevents any meaningful advancement in this area. A good lesson, though, that just because something can happen doesn’t mean people will be smart enough to let it happen.
So, what do you think? Bonus points for thinking further ahead and making wild predictions. ;)