Dr. Pippin Barr, Researcher
Then there are those happy to stay in the present. Barr teaches and lectures on the value of games at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He also creates compelling, if purposefully difficult, Flash games that often buck established expectations of what games can or should do. For him, there's plenty of technology out there. It's design that needs to move forward.
"I don't think I really even want any new technology for a while--I'm still fascinated by what we might do with a webcam, say, or even the trackpad. I once became obsessed with the idea of a game you play on a laptop trackpad, controlled with the tip of your nose, looking up awkwardly into the screen.
"It's all very well to keep coming up with amazing new technologies - from touch screens to Kinect to the dream of virtual reality - but there's a genuine risk of moving so quickly onto the new thing that we don't really work through the potential of the old things we already had. As technology seems intent on accelerating off into the distance, what will happen to design, which needs time to marinate and simply cannot reasonably keep pace?"