Wolf’s Wicked Words: What Will The Future Hold?
“There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” – Master Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)
The future is an idea we as humans are fascinated with to a rather unhealthy degree on the world’s sanity meter. The examples are all around us. We needn’t even look very far. The entertainment industry are littered with examples. So many people in tailored suits gush forth their thoughts on the news about what financial / food crisis will be upon us in the future if action isn’t swiftly taken and with that I agree. (Even though I hate the news on television with every fiber of my very being.) The people that’s tasked with traipsing this Earth long after we’ve breathed our last will suffer and wretch in the gutters if we’re not careful. In that respect I see the urgency, but if we’re to turn our heads back to the entertainment industry; the ideas about the future may be both interesting and quite frankly upsetting.
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It is not my intention to shun any post-apocalyptic tale from my personal space, because I always find these tales interesting and the different outcomes for us as inhabitants of this Earth are something we’re always wondering about and usually it ends with us losing a chunk of our neck to a flesh-eating infected walking pile of decomposing excretion groaning like a hysterical dog awaiting a treat that never comes. These are all fictional views and narratives and should be taken as just that – fiction.
We awake on any given day and we’re oblivious to what will happen on that day. There is no means of knowing that you’ll stumble across someone from your past. The future is a tricksy mistress and that is what makes it so interesting.
Thus my rambling that will follow is just as fictitious as the rest, but we shouldn’t stop wondering or imagining. What will the future of games be? I’m not referring to the generations to follow, but more along the lines of what will happen to current games and what will their place be in the future.
Old books can be found in a library or online (some of these old books for free, mind you), but where will current day games be decades from now? I like to imagine a library-esque setup with shelves cluttered from side to side with games alongside literal rows of past consoles to play it with. Not the most modern of views, but I think it makes for a resplendent mental image. This image may not be the most realistic depiction of something that can be found today in digital / downloadable format, but what is there to stop us from dreaming?
I’ll be happy if current generation games still exist and are known about many years from now. My current and gigantic restlessness regarding this topic is that many games with ample enthusiasm and reason to be remembered will be forgotten by most of us or the folk of the future will never know of their existence.
Once again, this is nothing we are able to know for certain. We can only speculate.