Digital Artifacts

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Two cool things I read today

An interview with William Gibson--the man who coined the term "cyberspace", and one of my favourite scifi writers. I especially liked this bit:
One of the things our grandchildren will find quaintest about us is that we distinguish the digital from the real, the virtual from the real. In the future, that will become literally impossible.

And, this piece about life as a game.

Anyone yet feeling that reality and their virtual/digital life is starting to blur?


Blogger Larry said...

I am not a gamer myself but I found the WIRED article on gaming interesting because of a movie I saw recently. I am reluctant to admit this, but a few weeks ago I watched the movie "Snakes on a Plane" (I know. I know.) and one of the characters was a gamer who was able to land the plane based solely on his experience as a game pilot not any typical hands on pilot experience. This directly links to the ideas addressed in this article. I don't know how much I think something like that is possible, but I do think gaming can improve hand to eye coordination and other skills.

November 9, 2007 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Interesting article! Larry do not be ashamed of watching Snakes on a Plane. That film was a very interesting experiment I think - and did well considering.
I'm hoping reality and the digital world blend just enough to benefit each other but remain distinct.

November 13, 2007 at 1:35 PM  

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