What I’d like to see: gaming engines modified so that they’re powerful enough to handle forums, video chat and stuff.
While I’m not a gamer, I know that’s where alot of people who aren’t on facebook are at, and it’s a logical next step.
I implemented a few ideas when I ran a minecraft server from 2012-2014, such as incorporating IRC and … that messenger-passing thing I can’t remember now that lets you interface with all the instant messenger things… and even set up a FB style profile system which let them create personal pages and status updates for a website from within the server…
but what I want to see in those things is a lot more than that kind of stuff.
I used to think that but no, there’s no dividing line.
Gamification works with adults but it’s harder to get them to get completely absorbed in your system. So, prizes such as 10,000 gold coins and such won’t work well.
But offer tax credits? Well…
Stock options are classic gamification of businesses too. “For every company stock you buy, we’ll match!”
gamification with free time works the best though. Time off and/or more creative control are great gamification techniques for GenXers. GenY I suspect are similar, although I think they might expect some personal-life-goal support as rewards.
Generalizations are a little tricky. But there’s some tenancies in common because of shared life experience / shared news / etc.
I was like – born in ’72 but I was an early adopter to computers and online life. I’ve been enjoying GenZ online because they feel like a bunch of little me’s on here. I feel bad for GenY though (that’s your gen – if you believe the GenX/Y/Z stuff), but I think a lot of these generational breakdowns are _somewhat_ different due to where you grow up.
So if you grew up in Eastern Europe, your experiences might still be a little different than your peers in, say, the USA or something.
I held radical views in my 20s, probably. I believed the internet was going to take over everything and it was going to be the best thing ever.
But when I’d tell people about my experiences, they’d look at me like I was an evil hacker who was stealing money from banks in my spare time on the computer.
All the news about online was evil in the 90s.
Here I was proclaiming how wonderful it was.
I also got radical with religious stuff, deeply into a lot of stuff there.
But then in my 30s I got radically into business and into science.
Now I’m radically into… well, whatever I’m putting on my timeline.