Look at how the pursuit of reality in gaming will affect us.
It’s amazing how much students have changed in my six years of teaching. They are increasingly immersed in technology – all of my students have cell phones and many are avid gamers and (all?) are involved with social media in some way or another. It’s neat to witness this transformation, but with it comes some serious questions. How is all this technology changing who we are? Why are we so enamored with gaming? Is technology robbing us of important human experiences? Should we be concerned about the rapid growth and development of technology?
To help me explore some of these questions with my students I show them a short film called “Play.” It’s a gritty and somewhat disturbing glimpse into the future of gaming and technology. It’s totally unpredictable. And because of these things it is also incredibly engaging. Watch it – you’ll enjoy it. It’ll make you think.
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