"We started our history of story with the oral tradition, communicating with one another where the safest places to sleep were, what a bear looked like, and how to run from a tiger. We then started writing these stories on our walls for future generations — just pictures at this point.
As a species we advanced quickly to create more complex linguistic syntax and began telling more complex stories of gods and demons. These were oral stories at first, plays passed down and changed from generation to generation.
Eventually we started putting these plays down in written language, and they survive today from antiquity. Add some music, you’ve got opera. Add a television camera and you’ve got movies. Bring the listener into the story itself, and you arrive at video games.”