Both Experiential Futures and Systems Gaming are new forms that have emerged only in the last decade. Although they show genuine potential to grow and evolve into more mature forms, there is still a chance that they will lose their coherence and fade away, absorbed back into the milieus from which they emerged.
What I can confidently predict is that the fertile ground between the arts and sciences will continue to produce important, innovative collaborations with huge social value potential.
Investing in this sector at this early stage is cost effective, and the potential benefits, significant.
In Chapters 3 and 4 I describe in more detail the work being done in the fields of Experiential Futures and Systems Gaming. Finally, I conclude with key recommendations arising from this research fellowship.