Video Games are killing us, literally.
Gamer culture has become more and more an accepted part of society. And mind you, this is a society that 60 years ago found entertainment in physical activity and exposure to the world around them, not an x-reality many people today find themselves in. No longer do people need to physically move to travel or run around in another reality, making it much easier for a gamer to lose out on crucial exercise. An as most people know, this leads numerous health problems.
Video Games are killing us, socially.
This gaming world many find themselves in gives people a place to explore without consequence Many times, these people are using avatars (Beth Coleman) they prefer to their actual selves, leaving many with self esteem issues with themselves in their own reality. Many of these gamers then find themselves with a lack of social skills because they’d rather confront someone on a screen than in their real body, in the real world.
Video games are killing us, mentally.
The TED presentation given to us suggested that video games teach skills that cna solve the world’s problems. They also suggested that increasing time playing video games would benefit the world. But the fact is, while people are trying to figure out the world’s problems for 8 hours a day, they could be going out into the world and changing the world, not just thinking about the problems. These suggested video games are simply counter intuitive, as they promote too much contemplation and not enough action.