I saw this article about a new(ish) augmented reality game. Every time you swipe your Oyster card on the London Underground, it tracks your movement and you get points for achieving certain things. I love this idea of integrating your every day life with gameplay, including the idea of encouraging use of public transportation (I’m a bit of a transit nerd). What I wonder about is, who is collecting this information in the long-term? People participating are putting their entire routes online, I’m not sure if others can see them, but it’s stored in the game system, so it could be hacked. I guess that’s what worries me about augmented gaming the most, who has access to the private information.

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