Gaming

Fun Inc.
03.25.2012
(was 02.13.2011)

Parents worry that their kids spend too much time playing video games, but according to one new study, if you need surgery, you want the surgeon who grew up with a game controller in one hand.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, why the future belongs to gamers.  Imagine a world in which whatever you want to know you can learn from a game.

  1. Tom Chatfield on "Fun, Inc: Why Gaming Will Dominate the 21st Century"

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    Tom Chatfield believes video games could revolutionize education.

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  2. Susan Millar & Kurt Squires on Treating Cancer with Games

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    Imagine a game the let's you blast imaginary cancer cells except they're from a real cancer patient, and your game you play may help save her life.

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  3. Cory Doctorow on "For the Win"

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    Ever heard of gold-farming? Cory Doctorow talks about some ways people get ahead in multi-player video games.

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  4. Aubrey Ralph on The Society of Creative Anachronism

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    Aubrey Ralph explains his enthusiasm for the Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA.

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  5. Ethan Gilsdorf on "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks"

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    Ethan Gilsdorf is the author of "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks," a memoir about role players, online gamers and citizens of other imaginary realms

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  6. Douglas Rushkoff on "Program or Be Programmed"

    Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff says the writing's on the wall: in the future, you can either make the software... or you can BE the software.

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