Wednesday, January 04, 2012
When you react to reality as if it was a computer game it can save your life, according to New Scientist.
I've often thought that the old point-and-click adventure games taught me to be methodical; not to give up; and to believe that problems are solvable (if not always by me). But the single most important thing I've taken away from computer games is to respond to setbacks with "that's interesting". When something doesn't go as I expect, that's useful information. I think that's probably how scientists are supposed to react, too!
What's the most important lesson that computer games have taught you?