Well, I guess great minds really do think alike. Last week I posted an opinion piece about the word 'gamer' and how it may have to evolve considering the fact we're all gamers now. Looks like Hideo Kojima is thinking along similar terms. [/smug]
“Today, the industry has matured into a wonderful place where some of the most talented people in their field can take advantage of cutting-edge technology and world-class budgets to thrill and awe the entire world," said Kojima, talking to Nintendo Power. "In the near future I believe we’ll see the term ‘video game’ itself vanish as our industry evolves and eventually absorbs the movie and music industry to create a larger, all-encompassing form of digital entertainment.”
Alright so it's not completely the same thing as I was getting at, but it's similar. It seems like Kojima is talking a bit more about the idea of media convergence, and the ubiquity of gaming. Ol' Hideo does have some pretty 'out there' ideas, but he is a rare visionary - when he talks, people tend to listen.