Save all the world!. Not OC.. So, today, I was at a conference and I saw something I need to share with you guys, because it rocks: This woman is a video game d gamer culture is Awesome
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So, today, I was at a conference
and I saw something I need to share
with you guys, because it rocks:
This woman is a video game designer
and she has an awesome theory
My goal, for the next decade is to make it as
easy to save the world in real lite as it is in online games
At the moment, we spend 3 billion
hours on average playing online games
According to my research, I believe that if we want to
survive the next century on this planet, we need to
increase that number to
Why is that? Well, she believes that us,
gamers, have rel incredible talents.
But more importantly, we have spent
a lot of time developing these talents.
Solar, we' spent
5. 93 million years
playing
The average person today, in a strong
gamer culture, will have spent:
lit,
10, 000 hours gaming
by cage fl]
For children in the USA, is the exact
amount of time you will spent in school from tth grade
to highschool graduation if you have perfect attendance.
I guess you see why it is such a big
deal by now. But what do we learn?
Well, this is when the rel talents come
into play (if I might say):
Basically, what she is saying is that
we are very productive when given
epic goals (saving the world by killing
dragons, for example), we always
believe we can do it and we are very
good at forming teams to achieve "
Now, imagine if you could be in real
life as you are in a game such as Wow.
This is what she is trying to create and
I think it needs to be known about.
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #3 - tankeruber
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(11/22/2012) [-]
Then some faggot stands in fire, takes the healing off the tank, we wipe and quit.
User avatar #321 to #3 - WavierHalo
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(11/23/2012) [-]
"Get out of the fire! Get out of the fire! Get out of the fire! You died."
"Oh was I supposed to get out of the fire?"
#531 to #3 - timuracz
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(11/23/2012) [-]
It's been a long, long time since I thumbed up something.
You sir, deserve my thumb. Thank you for your comment.
And apologies, for terrible grammar.
#194 to #3 - tenthousndfists
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(11/23/2012) [-]
When they add COD to the equation:

"**** YOU BITCH I RAPED YOUR MOTHER LAST NIGHT MOTHER ******!!!"
#6 to #3 - teranin
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(11/22/2012) [-]
thank you for being funny on funnyjunk.
#17 - draxdiesel
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(11/22/2012) [-]
and how exactly does she intend to do that?
#367 to #17 - supaslick
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(11/23/2012) [-]
She actually goes on to say that her company has made simple games that you can play on their website, and all the information they get from the game goes to like cancer research and such. I forget what the game is called or how its played, but we watched the whole thing in my New testament class in college. (my prof was an idiot)
#78 to #17 - jouten
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#18 to #17 - draxdiesel
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(11/22/2012) [-]
in fact i'm not even clear on what it is she is trying to do. basically OP wants people to spread the word that there is a woman specifically interested in gamers.
#19 to #18 - draxdiesel
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(11/22/2012) [-]
#327 to #19 - anon id: fe7005ef
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Or you could just not reply to yourself?
Tumbed you up anyway though.
User avatar #596 to #18 - wiljones
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(11/23/2012) [-]
and get a ******** of thumbs
#103 - underaserpentsun
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(11/23/2012) [-]
while i admire this woman's ambition, she doesn't understand jack about real gamer's motivation and she isn't gonna achieve anything worthwhile.
#106 to #103 - addex
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(11/23/2012) [-]
^^This^^
#128 to #103 - underaserpentsun
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(11/23/2012) [-]
P.S.: i kinda pity her. she's gonna try really hard, and get so far but in the end she's gonna burn out and end up an old and depressed cat lady. :(
#583 to #103 - jinkazama
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(11/23/2012) [-]
I'm a gamer and i had no problems with what she said. Though i guess it is more limited to RPG/MMO players in the more important points.
#123 to #103 - misterobotunicorn
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#251 - pedobeardisguised
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(11/23/2012) [-]
> "So, today, I was at a TEDx conference..."
>That talk was in February of 2010
>Funnyjunk has now mastered time travel
User avatar #314 to #251 - bulbakip
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(11/23/2012) [-]
and those things cost like 10 grand to attend...
#258 to #251 - jeej
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Desc
User avatar #265 to #258 - pedobeardisguised
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(11/23/2012) [-]
I wrote it, read it, then posted. I posted for the sake of funny. Besides, it still doesn't make it right, nor would it give credit where due.
User avatar #274 to #258 - SoulCaster
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Saying it isn't OC doesn't negate the fact that OP is still lying. He said it isn't OC because it's not. someone else gave the speech and he just posted about it so it's not OC but he didn't see this live seeing as it is almost 3 years old. None of this really matters, I'm just saying.
#112 - motposters
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(11/23/2012) [-]
This theory is great until you take in account that you can die in real life
This theory is great until you take in account that you can die in real life
User avatar #115 to #112 - Kabutops
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(11/23/2012) [-]
i think jesus is the only one that failed
User avatar #127 to #115 - deliciousdee
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Well, him and the people he resurrected.
#380 - Casman
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(11/23/2012) [-]
10k hours at age 21.   
   
******* casuals
10k hours at age 21.

******* casuals
User avatar #549 - luckybastard
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(11/23/2012) [-]
That way, we could call other people faggots and ******* in public
#306 - screamingdemon
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(11/23/2012) [-]
My whole class is full of gamers, and we all thought this was ******** when we watched it. The reason you're so optimistic in games is because games are supposed to be beaten, you know from the start that it's not impossible. In real life you can't always think that everything is possible right away.
We're not productive because of an "epic goal", we're productive because the gameplay is fun.
If you've ever been in an online match you know that not everyone is "very good at forming teams" and there are plenty of gamers who would never be able to do that in real life.
Games are made to be fun and addictive, real life is not.
This is so ******* stupid.
User avatar #310 to #306 - navestotwo
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Consider the Following you scientist...

Law of conservation said matter could not be destroyed, only transformed.

LHC (Large Hadron Collider) Took two atoms, and collided them, revealing the pattern, and levels of energy within light and dark matter, while it completely obliterated the two atoms themselves.

Nothing is impossible except the obviously stupid, my friend, always remember that...
User avatar #316 to #310 - screamingdemon
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In games someone can tell you to take on an army with a stick and you'll be like "let's ******* do it" because you have checkpoints and stuff that will help you along the way. Stuff you wont find in real life.
User avatar #320 to #316 - navestotwo
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(11/23/2012) [-]
But the will to do something is always there.
#313 to #306 - molehasmoles
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Idd
#556 to #306 - anon id: 356b4ccf
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Except Minecraft
#585 to #306 - jinkazama
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Consider the following:

Your point was that we know that it is possible in games.
We know it is possible to become millionaires in real life. We know it is possible to get to the moon. We know so much is possible. But the problem isn't impossibility. It's the lack of motivated people to do it. We can do great things that we know are possible.
User avatar #590 to #585 - screamingdemon
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(11/23/2012) [-]
It's easier to beat a game than to become a millionaire, and not everyone can do it.
#592 to #590 - jinkazama
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(11/23/2012) [-]
There are plenty of challenging games.
Demons souls and Dark souls come to mind, along with many MMOs. It's about the motivation gamers have to not give up that a lot of other people don't have. If we know it can be done. We know WE can do it.
#346 to #306 - pineapplechunkss
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#44 - infinitereaper
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(11/22/2012) [-]
The reason this doesn't work in life already is because for the most part reality sucks.   
   
Sure, everything considered, life is like a hardcore RPG.   
Stats are given by chance and while some are lucky most of us start at 0.   
You can improve your skills with days, weeks, months and efforts.   
   
It's entirely possible for the average joe to go from -2 in art to level 72, but it's painstaking   
And society today is so corrupt the economy is crap, so most of us flounder about just trying to make a living   
Many of us have dreams but the difficulty level is practically on Deity, Legendary or Master   
   
All this being said her vision is very possible however,    
to achieve it people need to be allowed to realistically be able to reach their dreams or goals   
   
Basically creating a better world, and better people, is the only way.   
   
So in the end it has nothing to do with video games, just some of the mentalities
The reason this doesn't work in life already is because for the most part reality sucks.

Sure, everything considered, life is like a hardcore RPG.
Stats are given by chance and while some are lucky most of us start at 0.
You can improve your skills with days, weeks, months and efforts.

It's entirely possible for the average joe to go from -2 in art to level 72, but it's painstaking
And society today is so corrupt the economy is crap, so most of us flounder about just trying to make a living
Many of us have dreams but the difficulty level is practically on Deity, Legendary or Master

All this being said her vision is very possible however,
to achieve it people need to be allowed to realistically be able to reach their dreams or goals

Basically creating a better world, and better people, is the only way.

So in the end it has nothing to do with video games, just some of the mentalities
User avatar #51 to #44 - tkuja
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(11/22/2012) [-]
mentalities learned from gaming, which can be learnt elsewhere i'll give you

might be you're looking at the big picture, these things are used in every day situations, can't tell you how many times i see people struck dumb at the slightest hiccup, when they should be doing something about it
User avatar #133 to #44 - ryanmck
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(11/23/2012) [-]
what's that gif from?
User avatar #135 to #133 - Sambenmaggie
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Sword Art Online, episode 3 or 4.
User avatar #134 to #133 - kakariko
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Sword Art Online.
User avatar #137 to #134 - ryanmck
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(11/23/2012) [-]
thanks any anime with swords is always appealing to me
User avatar #222 - downwiththesicknes
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(11/23/2012) [-]
>Implying gamers don't just play games to avoid social interaction
#244 to #222 - ScruffytheJanitor
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#243 to #222 - frylord
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my life