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IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020 146

cagraham writes "According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), over 85% of daily tasks will include game elements by 2020. The organization, whose motto is 'Advancing Technology for Humanity,' looked at the growth of games in fields such as healthcare, education, and enterprise when preparing their report. Member Tom Coughlin summarized the findings, saying that 'by 2020, however many points you have at work will help determine the kind of raise you get or which office you sit in.'"
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IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020

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  • by Samantha Wright (1324923) on Monday March 03, 2014 @04:19PM (#46390447) Homepage Journal

    The source for this figure is Richard Garriott, not IEEE. Plenty of people are IEEE members! (My cat's an IEEE member!)

    I guess this goes to prove that great old chestnut—linear regression is never wrong, for very small amounts of never and asymptotic amounts of wrong.

  • by 0xdeadbeef (28836) on Monday March 03, 2014 @04:25PM (#46390503) Homepage Journal

    My tasks are already games. I push buttons for money points, and the more money points I get, the easier it is to get more money points.

    A lot of people have been saying the programmer class is overpowered, but they're usually just envious whiners who dumped all their talent points in the humanities skill tree, and then QQ when they get pwned at life. Besides, most of them borrowed money points in the tutorial levels, the noobs, and now they wonder why they can't afford the endgame gear and think we should just give it them. Can you imagine that? Welfare epics! As if!

  • by CanHasDIY (1672858) on Monday March 03, 2014 @04:49PM (#46390743) Homepage Journal

    Yeah, we're really enjoying that now conspicuously posting on slashdot between 9 and 5.

    I'm a paid shill, you insensitive clod!


  • by NeverVotedBush (1041088) on Monday March 03, 2014 @06:13PM (#46391795)
    Old news... Mary Poppins had this all figured out back in 1964...

    In every job that must be done,
    There is an element of fun.
    You find the fun, and snap!
    The job's a game.
    And every task you undertake
    Becomes a piece of cake
    A lark, a spree it's very clear to see
    That a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
    In a most delightful way...

Writing software is more fun than working.