re: How do you feel about chasing internet points, badges and the gamification of everything? VIEW POST

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re: The way I see it the main premise of gamification is customer retention. We generally have a tendency of getting bored of things and moving on quit...
 

It's a system designed to appeal to people's addictive tendencies and insecurities. It's one of the areas of tech where I think we need to step back and have a deep discussion about ethical principles...we've made so many advancements in tech (and that pace isn't going to slow down anytime soon), that we didn't have time to reflect on if all these things are a net positive for the world (or maybe some people did and chose to make money anyways).

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