The New Big People on Campus

Last Update: December 31, 2014

I saw an interesting news segment today on E Athletes. Apparently there is a new culture of on-line role playing gamers; I know, that's nothing new, but an accredited United State's college awarding 30 of these individuals full athletic scholarships certainly is. A Georgia University with a booming athletic program has recruited the top 30 US e athletes in the country to play RPGs, which makes me wonder if I should've let my boys play more video games instead of taking them to the park.

All kidding aside, this did get me thinking about the applications of having 30 top gamers who can type 100's of words a minute (even if their an alien language) and think like a unit at lightning speeds. Future operators of unmanned military hardware, intelligence and recon through both hardwired and mobile devices, or a future untapped highly profitable niche?

Make every day count,

Shawn

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Brez Premium
Anyone here old enough to remember the song "In the year 2525" if so it's all coming true...scary.
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Shawn-1 Premium
I just found it interesting that these students were awarded an athletic scholarship. As for the military applications, because I've done work for DoD and DoJ I always tend to there.
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DaisyB Premium
Sometimes I wonder if that scenario is more than half way here.
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Shawn-1 Premium
Indeed...
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wininlife Premium
Good post, Shawn! Happy New Year my friend :)
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Shawn-1 Premium
Thank you, Happy New Year to you too.
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