The Tetris Effect: How Everything You Do Shapes Your Reality

Louis Chew
Mar 27, 2018 · 5 min read

In 1984, a software engineer named Alexey Pajitnov came up with a simple game that took the world by storm.

Obsessed with puzzles, Pajitnov imagined a scenario where he could assemble wooden shapes in a box. These boxes would fall from the sky and would be manipulated by the player to fit as nicely as possible into the box. It became the game we today as Tetris.