We know that books are not selling all that well and that e-book sales figures are hard to get, so what is in store for the future of the book?

The future may be that games become what we now perceive as a “book”.

The CBC radio program Ideas looked into the future of books and it’s a really interesting piece on what we think a book is from a human and cultural experience. You should listen to the entire episode but if you’re interested in the part about video games it’s around 45 minutes in.

One of the people interviewed on the program runs the Institute for the Future of the Book and the site has a section dedicated to gamer theory.