There is great hope for a number of scientific and medical breakthroughs via a skill learned from many hours on Sony Playstation, Microsoft XBox, and such: collaborative exploration, information sharing and collaborative attack, aka problem solving.
- Biologists spent ten years trying to map the structure of the elusive Mason Pfizer Monkey Virus, a problem that could unlock the cure for AIDS. The Contenders solved it in three weeks. Using the online puzzle game Fold It, scientists are enlisting video gamers to solve real- world problems.
Many thanks go to my friend Connie Moser for sharing this video with me. Collaboration does not require a game, just friends with a mutual interest … who know about games and such.