And I hope democracies can regulate to put an end to this system before it puts an end to democracies. Because, as with most things, it’s a systemic problem not one of personal responsibility. The people being addicted to these systems are the victims.
There are wonderful elements of games that we could borrow from to build meaningful experiences. For example, games are great in creating immersion. We could use those techniques to build emphaty & expose people to new world-views. Games get their players to build their own narratives around mechanics. We could learn from that & build communal storytelling social networks. Etc.
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