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Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?

 
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Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
[link to www.popsci.com]

I was reading the article above and it made me wonder..... Will this be the way of the future? Learning a profession by gaming? Do you think soldiers do better who were experts in war Gaming?

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Scientists from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston had a hunch that students with a regular videogame diet (high school sophomores who played two hours of games a day and college students who played four) would be primed for virtual surgery tools. They were right. When performance with those tools was measured, the game-playing students did better than a group of residents at UTMB. It was only slightly better, but still. Kinda makes you wonder: Who do you really want poking you with needles, a prim Harvard-educated resident or a slovenly high school kid who spends Friday nights playing Call of Duty?
The study used a machine that replicated surgeries--suture this, pass off that needle, etc. It then measured the users' competency based on how well they did the tasks, including the tension they put on their instruments and their overall hand-eye coordination. The high school students did best, followed by the college group, followed by the UTMB residents.
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11/17/2012 01:18 PM
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
in todays age, its the same thing. exceptions is, while playing game they are having fun. Other is schooling which no one enjoys. so of course the game is a better learning tool.
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11/17/2012 01:37 PM
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
No.
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11/17/2012 01:41 PM
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
I guess it's time to read Enders Game again :)
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
I guess it's time to read Enders Game again :)
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What is that about?
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11/17/2012 01:58 PM
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
Is the OP the guy in voice chat who told me he'd beat me in a race because he is a Gran Turismo player extraordinare? He told me that even though I actually race (real, live, cars) I'd be beaten by anyone who plays GT.... is that you OP?
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
Is the OP the guy in voice chat who told me he'd beat me in a race because he is a Gran Turismo player extraordinare? He told me that even though I actually race (real, live, cars) I'd be beaten by anyone who plays GT.... is that you OP?
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Lol nope. Chick here and never played that game.
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Is the OP the guy in voice chat who told me he'd beat me in a race because he is a Gran Turismo player extraordinare? He told me that even though I actually race (real, live, cars) I'd be beaten by anyone who plays GT.... is that you OP?
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Lol nope. Chick here and never played that game.
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peace
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
I guess it's time to read Enders Game again :)
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What is that about?
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It's a pretty good book where kids are put into training with games but it for a real life situation
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
Is the OP the guy in voice chat who told me he'd beat me in a race because he is a Gran Turismo player extraordinare? He told me that even though I actually race (real, live, cars) I'd be beaten by anyone who plays GT.... is that you OP?
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That was me. With my steady diet of mountain dew and cheetohs my reflexes are naturally higher than yours, see. Even though my weight will create a natural drag on the car by 1000 to 2000 fucking pounds.
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
the whole point to enders game was the kids didn't know the game they were playing was real.

Same is happening today, give a kid a game for a drone with points. Don't let them know it's real drones. And you have an unlimited # of expert pilots ready to rack up more points.
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
I guess it's time to read Enders Game again :)
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What is that about?
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It's a pretty good book where kids are put into training with games but it for a real life situation
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That sounds interesting. Gonna check it out!
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11/17/2012 03:31 PM
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
you have to actually do something to learn it.

Playing a video game about combat will not train your reflexes or muscles for combat

Someone will go to shoot you, and instead of ducking your thumb will move down reflexively, as if trying to move a joystick, and you will die.

Same thing for any other skill. When the reflexes are not there, its hard to remember. Even if you learn something like calculus on a video game, when you go to do it with a pencil and paper and calculator, you will feel strange, and have a hard time doing the same operations.

To do is to learn.
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Re: Can someone who learns a craft by video gaming be better then the person who went to school for it?
you have to actually do something to learn it.

Playing a video game about combat will not train your reflexes or muscles for combat

Someone will go to shoot you, and instead of ducking your thumb will move down reflexively, as if trying to move a joystick, and you will die.

Same thing for any other skill. When the reflexes are not there, its hard to remember. Even if you learn something like calculus on a video game, when you go to do it with a pencil and paper and calculator, you will feel strange, and have a hard time doing the same operations.

To do is to learn.
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It's not really applicable to physical combat you'd have to think about things like flying drones

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