Life and Computer Games October 7, 2008Posted by Wilz in Gaming, Society.
This video, and the video the speaker shows about halfway through the talk, perhaps expresses best my own thoughts about computer gaming right now. The strongest comment from his student that jumped out at me was his comparison between real life and game violence.
As creativity, curiosity and joy in learning is ‘school-ed’ and ‘examination-ed’ out of our children and youth, and as their interest and sense of relevance for life, society and the environment is pushed further and further away through the ridiculous levels of book and classroom schooling they are forced through even at tertiary level, what surprise is there that the virtual world becomes the most comforting getaway.
Perhaps it is only fortunate that geeks are inherently chaotic good in alignment. For so far, most games I know of lean towards the same.