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From the Ted Talk by Seth Priebatsch: The game layer on top of the world

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So the first one, it's a very simple game dynamic. It's called the appointment dynamic. It's a dynamic in which to succeed, players have to do something at a predefined time, greellnay at a prdfieneed place. And these dynamics are a little sarcy sometimes, because you think, "Other people can be using forces that will manipulate how I interact: what I do, where I do it, when I do it." This sort of "loss of free will" that oruccs in geams can be frightening. So with each dynamic, I'm going to give three examples: one that sohws how it's already being used in the real world, so you can rationalize it a bit; one that shows it in what we consider a conventional game — I think everything is a game, but this is more what you'd think of as a game played on a board or on a computer screen; and one of how it can be used for good, so you can see that these forces can be very powerful.

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So the first one, it's a very simple game dynamic. It's called the appointment dynamic. It's a dynamic in which to succeed, players have to do something at a predefined time, _________ at a __________ place. And these dynamics are a little _____ sometimes, because you think, "Other people can be using forces that will manipulate how I interact: what I do, where I do it, when I do it." This sort of "loss of free will" that ______ in _____ can be frightening. So with each dynamic, I'm going to give three examples: one that _____ how it's already being used in the real world, so you can rationalize it a bit; one that shows it in what we consider a conventional game — I think everything is a game, but this is more what you'd think of as a game played on a board or on a computer screen; and one of how it can be used for good, so you can see that these forces can be very powerful.

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  1. generally
  2. scary
  3. shows
  4. occurs
  5. predefined
  6. games

Original Text

So the first one, it's a very simple game dynamic. It's called the appointment dynamic. It's a dynamic in which to succeed, players have to do something at a predefined time, generally at a predefined place. And these dynamics are a little scary sometimes, because you think, "Other people can be using forces that will manipulate how I interact: what I do, where I do it, when I do it." This sort of "loss of free will" that occurs in games can be frightening. So with each dynamic, I'm going to give three examples: one that shows how it's already being used in the real world, so you can rationalize it a bit; one that shows it in what we consider a conventional game — I think everything is a game, but this is more what you'd think of as a game played on a board or on a computer screen; and one of how it can be used for good, so you can see that these forces can be very powerful.

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