The future is that what we're now calling video games will cease to be a thing, and will break up into several different art forms, each with their own medium. We'll have true "games" where we perform simple tasks to kill a few minutes or get a high score (Angry Birds, etc) that will cost a dollar or two. We'll have interactive stories that are less about "winning" and "losing" and more about relating to characters and following drama (LA Noire, Heavy Rain) and they will not be called games, because it never made sense to call them that.Obviously, our hobby can't be compared directly to video games (or, at least, shouldn't be), but, when I read the passage above, I found myself wondering if the term "roleplaying game" is now so broad a term that it, too, has lost much of its meaning. I'm definitely convinced that what I mean when I say I like RPGs is not the same thing as what many others mean when they say the same thing.
And while my feeling is that little is gained by metaphorically kicking some gamers out of the clubhouse, I do sometimes think that even less is gained by pretending that someone who plays D&D and someone who plays My Life with Master are involved in the same hobby. That's why I've never seen it as contradictory that someone might -- gasp! -- enjoy both hobbies, much in the same way that someone might enjoy baseball and football. At the same time, I've never met any sports fan who pretended that baseball and football were the same activity or that baseball might be improved by importing into it rules from football.