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Originally posted by emjoi
And then there's the old Sci-Fi novel "Enders Game"
Originally posted by IMAdamnALIEN
I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right forum but here it goes anyway.
I believe, as video games increase their ability to become "real", humans are inadvertently enhancing brain function. I will solely focus on first person shooters at the moment.
If anyone has ever played a FPS you already know that moving your mouse and using your keyboard to move a virtual avatar around a battlefield, takes skill and fine hand-eye coordination. Would this enhance reaction time?
Playing a multiplayer game such as Battlefield or Counterstrike requires teamwork and real time tactics. In order to win or gain skill you must work together, this would allow areas of the brain that form strategic thoughts to be exercised, thus, progressively making a perfect digital solder.
Now, are video games being monitored by the government? Wouldn't this make sense if games are already saving in-game stats like player accuracy, wins, losses, ability to take your enemy out in a split second. This information could be gathered with intent to create a perfect soldier for a digital future battlefield, except this time the game is real and the soldier is a robot controlled by a human super gamer!
Just something I wanted to type out before I forgot what I was thinking about.
Thanks for reading!
Originally posted by Subcomandante
I don't think such is the case. Yes, video games can give you better reaction times etc, but hey. Sitting at 3am in a comfy chair shooting n00bs on Counterstrike, knowing the map cos you've played it 600 times, and know where the enemy will appear and how to cap him quickly, drinking mountain dew and eating cheetos does not compare to lying in a drainage ditch full of s-t in Karbul, your friend of 2 years screaming and screaming, his stomach blown out of his body, another friend disintergrated nearby, covering you in blood and burnt flesh, crying and pissing yourself as bullets tear up the ground and explosions ring your ears.
There is no comparison.
You would be better to change the title to "Are Soldiers the Gamers of the Future?", because I feel FPS type programmes will be used more and more to train troops. Not that it will help them against IEDs. They have no ping rate or tactics.