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Confidence tricks: can crowdsourcing keep our feet on the ground?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Charles Darwin once wrote that “ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”

Despite how far society has progressed since this was written, it seems as relevant now as it ever was. Whether it’s refusing to stop and ask for directions because we’re sure we know the right way (only to find ourselves lost in the wilderness ), or setting the treadmill too fast and …

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Play the game of life

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… or social games should consider as soon as they sit around a table to discuss a new project.

Charles Darwin reputedly said that “it is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” As anyone who has ever toiled in the rather dull Farmville fields will tell you, this applies to the creators of virtual world just as it does to the real. Only gaming companies who adapt to the new world will survive.

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When worlds collide

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… addictive experience, here is a brief rundown of the other aspect – the creationism (forgive me Darwin) required before a game starts.

Let there be light

First, you boldly create new worlds, shape the universe in which they exist and populate them with fictional people and places. Next – after breaking for coffee – you write the history, the background, imaginary wars and political struggles of your new worlds. You define, with great detail, the evolutionary process (this is now …

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