Comment by frank_lantz on Emotional Involvement · 2009-01-10T18:14:40.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Games are aesthetic experiences, like dance, music, painting, or poetry. So a Utopia of "playing lots of cool videogames forever" is similar to one in which you do those other things forever. Aesthetic experiences need to exist alongside, in contrast to, and in concert with the other aspects of life, not as a replacement for them. Loving to dance doesn't mean you want to eliminate walking.