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Heather Chaplin: gamification’s worst nightmare?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… the deep, intellectual concerns of the field ( here, here and er here ).

For some time now, Jane McGonigal has been hailed as gamification’s greatest ambassador. However so far, what the gamified battlefield has been missing is a real and credible anti-gamification champion.

Reality fights back

Step forward Heather Chaplin. Ms Chaplin is no videogame hater, quite the opposite. She’s the author of popular gaming history book Smartbomb and has worked as a videogame journalist …

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Revenge of the gamers: an epic win for the world

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… is so extraordinarily positive, you had no idea it was even possible before you achieved it.” Jane McGonigal

As a teenager, I found most adults just couldn’t see the point of videogames. My own parents never seemed to grasp that games had moved on since the days of Pong and Space Invaders. Despite the obvious coolness of my virtual worlds, mom would perpetually storm up to my room and start yelling about irritating trivia like “school work”, “doing your chores”, and the so …

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We, Robot: A Vision of What’s to Come

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… When I was growing up and spending too much time watching cartoons, I met George Jetson, and Jane (his wife). When I got to know Rosie, the Jetson’s robot maid (whom they loved and would never replace or upgrade) I became very hopeful for a future free of household chores.

Alas, at the time of writing, I am still without a robotic aide. Although the use of robotics in manufacturing processes and other fields is growing, artificial intelligence has not nearly progressed to the level …

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