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Something New!

After months of work, today we finally submit our game to the App Store!

We put a lot into it, its just a start but I believe a good one. I can see great potential, I hope the world will agree with me.

It is also a very important trial for me, I always believed in gamifying education, this app will give me important clues on that direction.

The whole process of bringing the game together was a big lesson. I can see much better and appreciate the effort behind even what seems to be a very simple app.

The name of the game is NumerIQ. (www.numeriq.co)

Will be available in few weeks…

I love to build… This feeling is priceless…

Sadok Kohen

In truth, without deceit, certain and most veritable.

 

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The Fallacy of the Zero-Sum Game

The concept of a “game” has been in our culture since milleniums, maybe since the beginning of our history, and yet it is very hard to define with certainty what constitues a game. Let me try to summarize the various dictionary terms first in order to give some context on how the meaning of a game is perceived in society:

1: activity engaged in for diversion or amusement
2: a procedure or strategy for gaining an end
3: a physical or mental competition conducted according to rules with the participants in direct opposition to each other
4: any activity undertaken or regarded as a contest involving rivalry, strategy, or struggle

The real etymology of the word game though is coming from the proto-germanic word gamann: ga- collective prefix + mann- person, to mean “people together”.

On the other hand many ideologies, thinkers, philosophers and scientists (from voltaire to einstein) have quoted life to be a game in itself so that our popular culture also have started to refer to living in gaming terms.

But our ego’s made sure that out of all kind of games we could play, the third and forth meaning of the word took precedence.

Sadly the perceived result has become something like: Life is… a physical or mental competition conducted according to rules with the participants in direct opposition to each other
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