After the wild success of the Nintendo Switch in 2017 and an epic lineup of games, the Japanese video game giant has pulled, well… they’ve pulled another “Nintendo” on us. They are the only company that keeps making moves nobody would expect or think of. The first look at Nintendo Labo on January 17th showed us a new way to interact with your Switch. On April 20th this year, Nintendo Labo will launch worldwide and will feature different packs of games and cardboard accessories that you must put together yourself.
It all depends on how you want to design your life, a freedom that was totally alien just a few decades earlier. What nobody talks about is that the lack of meta-skills and the rise of decision-anxiety are the price we pay for this freedom.
Do we live in a time that is solemnly focused on hedonism? The maximisation of our happiness? Don't get me wrong, I don't complain, being a human is the best. But where are we going as a society? Can I live every day as it would be my last for 90+ years?
Well, the basic line of every story told for children is that the possibilities are limitless and that you should fight for your dream. Great stuff, right? Right, the problem is, that these movies then end with the hero/heroine who found their purpose in life and everyone is happy.
Let's just assume that all the other valuable lessons regarding empathy, self-reflection, motivation, passion, thankfullness etc. are given in us all every time and we do not need a reminder...