Research Organization Collecting Personal Video Game Histories

Posted on April 8, 2005

The Institute for the Future (IFTF), a 35 year-old non-profit research organization that studies technology and its impacts on society, says it wants your personal video game history. A webpage on the IFTF's website says, "We're embarking on a new project to look at the history of electronic games so we can better understand where they're headed in the future." A Boing Boing reader named Jason told the Boing Boing blog:

Hi, we were hoping that BoingBoing readers would be perfect for a research project we at the Institute for the Future are starting. We're creating a history of video games, not just with input from experts (we'll use some of course) but primarily using a lot of real players' experiences with the role of video games in their lives. Since we're a non-profit a lot of our work goes public; this history map and the future forecasts we create from it will go on our web site when we're done. Thanks!

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