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leamirella's picture

I think you're reinforcing the boundary...

I think that you're reinforcing the boundary between the "virtual" and the "physical" space. While I have experienced your anecdote about dying in a game too, I've also experienced games that integrate both worlds and thus, blur the lines between what is real and what isn't. Additionally, gaming is not necessarily for purposes of diversion as you suggested -- they aren't always fantasies. 

Also, your post made me think of this new app -- a form of "gaming" (I'm going to call it that for the meantime) and is more pervasive and demands that you integrate your physical space with the world that is unfolding on your phone. Could something like this potentially change the world?

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