[ExI] Avatar: misanthropy in three dimensions

moulton at moulton.com moulton at moulton.com
Sun Jan 10 04:33:07 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-01-09 at 14:38 -0800, spike wrote:
> Very much so, thanks Fred.  Today's 12 yr olds have had avatar based video
> games their entire lives.  I didn't play one until 1986.  Fred you and I
> would have been in our mid 20s by then. 
Well to be honest in 1986 I was well beyond my mid 20s.  Your comment brings to mind something a friend told me recently about teaching the son to drive about 5 years ago.  It was much easier and the son learned more quickly than his sister who was about 4 years older than him.  When the parent remarked to the son about how much easier it was to teach him than the older sister the son replied it was because he had played so many video games including some which involved driving virtual vehicles.  It would be an interesting study to see if those who learn to drive more easily due to playing video games have a higher or lower accident rate.


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