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How Gamers Will Save The World

Games aren't a waste of time. Don't let their fun facade fool you: they're changing us, enabling to defeat with complex problems and navigate strange spaces. They're improving and educating the people who play them, transmitting radical political ideas, hard-wiring untested neural connections. In Japan games are being sold as anti-ageing devices, while in Europe and North America scientists are just beginning to realise that games can be used as training simulators that have no precedent in human history.

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socomnick3295d ago

Heh years from now when the US military launches New types of UAV's the video game generation will fight wars from their couch. Count me in but it better have a good party system and online stat leader boards.

dude_uk3295d ago

hey everybody

let's join the air force in 2020
xD lol

ForTheFallen3295d ago

Wasn't there some quote from MGS2 where it was like;
"What better way to train a solider than through a video game?"
Hah. Hideo has some smart humor...

socomnick3295d ago

well its true think about that ac 130 mission in cod 4 don't you think every single thing on that Airplane cant be piloted remotely. I cant wait for the day where soldiers will say "Hey man you stole my kill" and it will be real. :P

RRoDx3603295d ago

Video Games are training us to become better soldiers and better thinkers. The Universe is preparing us for the day aliens try to invade Earth. Gamers, soldiers, leaders, and the whole human race must work together to keep humanity alive at all costs. The instincts we learned from playing Video Games will emerge from within and that's when we will know the training was successful. That will be our Independence Day.

Skerj3295d ago (Edited 3295d ago )

Hell, I bet you if a zombie infestation breaks out, my ragtag team of miscreants and myself will make it out alive. I'm also physically and mentally equipped to tactically fight aliens, giant robots, creatures from various mythologies, hobos, and sharks. I just need a lighter, a screwdriver, a bottle of vodka, 2 shotguns and a chain to make shotgunchakus, and a boombox that constantly plays Rick James' "Superfreak". Anything else I pick up from the bodies of the fallen.

Fezthebest3295d ago

lol i wonder, how would fanboys be like when controlling UAv's or mechs or something.

On a second note, god i want Heroes to be aired like NOW

ps3 is my champion3295d ago (Edited 3295d ago )

----Socomnick 1.3 "well its true think about that ac 130 mission in cod 4 don't you think every single thing on that Airplane cant be piloted remotely. I cant wait for the day where soldiers will say "Hey man you stole my kill" and it will be real. :P"

On a different shade of real, that comment: is frankly the most disgusting thing I have ever heard in my life.
Not that the machine gun yielding robots of the future are deployed only for the bad guys that really deserve it, but how would you feel laying in bed if a robot came into your room and massacred you and yours.
Frankly alot of people could possibly think like you do in a serious way, not to say you are.

Video games teach us skills NOTHING more.

...out

socomnick3295d ago

Im just stating that if the Us military is smart they will utilize all the videogame experience young soldiers have nowadays and develop platforms that take advantage of this. We are starting to see that with Apc having their 30mm or 25 mm chain guns being operated by joysticks that we associate to computer games.

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