Perhaps when Bush prophesied lightning-quick knowledge retrieval, he didn’t intend for that knowledge to be footnoted with Outbrain adverts. Licklider’s man-computer symbiosis would have been frustrated had it been crop-dusted with notifications. Ted Nelson imagined many wonderfully weird futures for the personal computer, but I don’t think gamifying meditation apps was one of them.
A well-executed sci-fi short film on augmented reality and gamification.
This is not as linkbaity as the title might suggest.
I’ve suggested the term “exploitationware” as a more accurate name for gamification’s true purpose…