My daughter is 10 years old, and one of the things she and her friends like best is to play Sims. She shares this interest with many other computer users throughout the world. The new version of Sims, number 3, sold 1.4 million games just under the first week it hit the market.
A few weeks ago I was watching a commercial about a house builder on TV4 when I couldn’t help notice that the female role figure in the commercial both looked like and moved like a Sims figure. Was this just a coincidence?
For those of you that don’t know, in Sims you spend a lot of time building and creating home environments. I am guessing that this was not a coincidence. And why is that? The obvious answer is of course that children today are influential decision-makers when families are about to choose where they should live. The question is whether they have even become experts in interior design and housing due to Sims.
One can of course speculate as to how Sims will influence our future living conditions. Will it be like with the space rockets, where inspiration was picked up from the interiors in the film 2001 A Space Odyssey?
Perhaps it is that, in the future, we will educate the people who make these computer games so that we can influence the type of interior design we will have in the future? How much has the Sims influenced your home?