Will persuasive games dominate the economy

In my report of This Happened #5 I stated that the there was no excitement in connecting gaming as theme to interaction design. (…) “game principles are part of every good interaction, so that would be not fair and just confirmation of the quality of the designs” to quote myself.
But yesterday I saw the presentation of Jesse Schell on the future of persuasive gaming in our daily context. A great presentation that shows us that it can go even further. I think Jesse also wants to warn us on the effects and call to all of us to do good when implementing. And I think his future scenario will be far more subtle. You can think of this example as the new deeper principle in the economy where money is replaced with whuffie reputation currency.
Or is that to far fetched?…
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