Computer gaming is one of those areas of technology that’s never really held my attention. From time to time I’ll play a card game over on All inPlay or try some of the games described on AudioGames but I find myself quickly losing interest.
Then too when I read about people doing things like selling their virtual characters for thousands of dollars or paying folks to play the entry rounds for them in games I find myself wondering if these folks know where the off switch is in these online games. I do recognize it is a rather uninformed thought, based largely on my lack of experience in the area.
I read articles like the one in InformationWeek today talking about a growing collision between virtual games and real laws and I quickly recognize that the fact is that there is no off switch any longer. We are squarely at the beginning of a period in history where the “virtual” will soon be removed from “virtual reality”.