The application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity.

The idea that you can turn life into a “game” is an interesting one.

Taking the intangible and making it tangible changes your perception and thus your action.

To keep yourself motivated, making progress… and perhaps even addicted, gamification inserts motive and incentive where previously there was nothing. (find out more here and here)

I am experimenting with gamification for writing this very blog post. There is a vlog I am addicted to and I want to watch today’s episode, but unless I complete this post and a few other items, I won’t have enough “points” to get to that level.

Something to think about.