“There are two kinds of games, finite and infinite games. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”
(James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility)
The concept of an infinite game might provide some food for thought to many an economist that totes some simplistic vision of game theory as a justification for greedy behaviours.
Oh and it also inspired the Game Neverending or “GNE”, the online social interaction platform that gave birth to flickr.