Interesting article by Edward Castronova in the WSJ Review about gaming and its morality lessons. An excerpt:
I foresee a future in which people who grew up playing hard games outperform those who wasted their youth watching films like ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona.’ The trick is not to set specific hours of media use, but to first have a sound conception of virtue and then tailor media consumption to enhance it.
I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say “wasted”, but it is an interesting point. In fact, I don’t think I really agree with all of his points, but nonetheless it’s a rather complex and thought-provoking piece; worth a read.