Gamify your life: A crash course in personal gamification


As gamers, we are so used to possessing super powers that real life can sometimes give us phantom limb syndrome.

In the games we play, we can double jump three stories high, lift heavy objects and portal gun across different platforms. When we step out our front door, reality hits us in the face. We move slowly. Our legs get tired from too much walking. And we have to stand in line and take the stairs just like everyone else.

There's an inevitable fantasy in most gamers to make our real selves more like our game selves. That's why a lot of us at some point get a gym membership and start reading books about psychology, NLP and persuasion techniques. We realize that reality is a system that can be hacked. Now we just need to figure out how to hack it...