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I think people will find a great deal of their lives co-opted by games, sort of like how we saw advertising co-opt huge amounts of our lives in the 20th century.

Jesse Schell explains to CNN why games will take over our lives and then pimps his new blog on the subject, Gamepocalypse Now. (Thanks to Mr. Luther for the link.)
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