Jesse Schell, game designer and professor at Carnegie Mellon, recently gave an interview to CNN on how games are going to take over our lives. He believes that society will continue to transition towards integrating gaming technology into everyday life until we get to the point where our toothbrushes contain Wi-Fi devices and broadcast to the internet how often we brush. He says, 'I jokingly call this convergence of games into reality the "Gamepocalypse": the moment when every moment of life is actually a game.'
I've often thought that all software has aspects to varying degrees of accounting, gaming, and communications software embedded in it, and that these aspects change over time. For example gaming software has encroached on communications software over the last decade as massively multiplayer online games became more prevalent. The only accounting in games is the scorekeeping, typically.
Curt's company produces project resource management software, among other things.