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Save the world

This post has been on FJ before, don't remember the user that posted it, sorry for not giving you credit.

One of my favorite posts ever.

So, today, I was at a conference
and I saw something I need to share
with you guys, because it rocks:
This woman is a video game designer
and she has an awesome theory
My goal, for the next decade is to make it as
easy to save the world in real lite as it is in online games
At the moment, we spend 3 billion
hours on average playing online games
According to my research, I believe that if we want to
survive the next century on this planet, we need to
increase that number to
Why is that? Well, she believes that us,
gamers, have rel incredible talents.
But more importantly, we have spent
a lot of time developing these talents.
Solar, we' spent
5. 93 million years
playing
The average person today, in a strong
gamer culture, will have spent:
lit,
10, 000 hours gaming
by cage fl]
For children in the USA, is the exact
amount of time you will spent in school from tth grade
to highschool graduation if you have perfect attendance.
I guess you see why it is such a big
deal by now. But what do we learn?
Well, this is when the rel talents come
into play (if I might say):
Basically, what she is saying is that
we are very productive when given
epic goals (saving the world by killing
dragons, for example), we always
believe we can do it and we are very
good at forming teams to achieve "
Now, imagine if you could be in real
life as you are in a game such as Wow.
This is what she is trying to create and
I think it needs to be known about.
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#5 - SimianLich (07/05/2013) [-]
If I acted in real life how I act in games I'd be on the most wanted list.
#7 - apocalypticburrito ONLINE (07/05/2013) [-]
soo   
real dragons?   
   
   
   
i approve
soo
real dragons?



i approve
#13 - devout feminist (07/05/2013) [-]
Yeah no offence, I like to play videogames as much as the next guy, but this is bullshit.
User avatar #1 - pebar (07/05/2013) [-]
Do we get to respawn too?
User avatar #16 - demandsgayversion (07/05/2013) [-]
But I also hate real humans.
User avatar #20 - shmooo (07/05/2013) [-]
I'm in
+1
#19 - nock **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#12 - europe (07/05/2013) [+] (4 replies)
We believe we can do it because the games are generally designed that way
Sure, there are a handful of games out there that are just there to screw you over
#18 to #12 - legolego (07/05/2013) [-]
Like dark souls

That game...
User avatar #32 - kikkilinu (07/06/2013) [-]
So far, in my life, I've invested well over 25K hours in the Gran Turismo series by itself, since 1999.
#30 - devout feminist (07/06/2013) [-]
Yeah like world of warcraft actualy teaches teamwork and stuff and urgent optimistic
#28 - henkstr (07/06/2013) [-]
Already saw this post an eternity ago, but still I dont know: What the fuck is her actual idea?!

Could someone explain
User avatar #27 - vondraco (07/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
That's a great theory.. But in all the hours I've poured into Dark Souls I've never believed for one second that I "can do it" whenever entering a new area.
#26 - devout feminist (07/06/2013) [-]
I agree it's a good idea and it'd be great if it was true but I think video games are enjoyable because it's considerably easier than real life. I believe they discourage growth in those "talents".
User avatar #24 - euthyphro (07/05/2013) [+] (1 reply)
It's really easy to be optimistic and productive when I have INFINITE LIVES. Of course I'm going to beat the final boss, everyone will eventually beat whatever game they're trying to play if they try long enough. Even if your skill never improved, the law of large numbers dictates that with enough tries you will win once, eventually.

Imagine if every game you ever purchased only gave you one life. That was it. One try. No tutorial either, just thrown in to the foray and if you died, that's it -- the game would never restart.

That's why her theory is unfortunately bullshit. We don't have infinite lives, we only have 1. We can't "sacrifice 5 lives" in order to get the pattern down of the main boss. We have to get it right the first time, every time -- because there is no respawn.
#23 - ballisticmistype ONLINE (07/05/2013) [-]
I just wish there was a reset/restart button
I just wish there was a reset/restart button
#15 - devout feminist (07/05/2013) [+] (1 reply)
why always the dragons... :c
User avatar #14 - arsenymous (07/05/2013) [-]
I could get behind this theory
#11 - deathgorillaz ONLINE (07/05/2013) [-]
something like that would be awsome :3
#8 - devout feminist (07/05/2013) [-]
I wouldn't be very good at this, i spend my day slaughtering people on GTA4...
User avatar #4 - ambiguous **User deleted account** (07/05/2013) [-]
I believe she's talking about gamification.
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