11th November 2006
... For a game. Called HiveMind.
“Rather than craft a game like FarmVille for players to learn and play, we learn about you and your routines and incorporate that into a form of game play,” Wright said.
A decade ago, this might have been hailed as a fantastic game idea. But with today's privacy issues, I don't think anyone is going to willingly sign up for a game that uses your personal data and is called HiveMind --
Although he realizes many people are guarded about privacy, he notes that the younger generation is more comfortable sharing information about themselves. And they will willingly share it if they could be virtually guaranteed a great deal of entertainment in return. If you entice people with enough game-oriented entertainment, they won’t mind sharing that information, he said.
... Nevermind. What do you all think about this idea? Good? Bad? Could it work, if the personal information couldn't be connected to any particular user?
High as a kite
29th May 2008
I would only give my information if I knew it was secure. I don't mind giving my name and mobile number but adress as well? hmmm
Will Wright does make some legendary games though so I will sign up if it is secure.