Abacus wrote:Do you suppose there is a scenario where things start to go backwards?
A combination of finite energy sources running out and getting costlier, and the instability of rampant climate change on national infrastructures mean that tech gets smaller, cleverer, less power intensive. And also more based on critical technology rather than frivolous stuff.
I always wonder when peak games will come. Unlike films, a primarily storytelling medium, which will always endure but has perhaps rarely improved due to new technologies, games only really expand and tell new stories when new interactive tech allows it. What if that tap is turned off?
Unless the apocalypse happens, I don’t think we will go backwards. But things will probably slow down.
Movies have always used new technologies to sell the product, even if the product always ends up being a 2 hour(ish) movie. From sound, to colour, to special effects, to surround sound, to CGI to motion capture, to DVD/blu-ray, to streaming etc etc. Whether the introduction of things like CGI counts as an improvement comes down to personal opinion though.