There is a lot to say about the term “gamification”

…in my opinion, little to none of it good.  For the moment, I just want to point out this little gem from Worlds In Motions blog coverage of the “Is The Word ‘Gamification’ as Stupid as It Seems?” debate at GDC:

“[Jesse] Schell spoke at the Las Vegas DICE Summit in 2010, and during a compelling talk he envisioned a game-inspired world in which people earned transferrable points from companies or the government for doing anything from brushing their teeth to taking public transportation instead of personal transportation.”

…and that strikes no one as a nightmare of unbelievable proportions??  That might even surpass 1984-level dystopia.