Gaming Uber Alles

Gaming Uber Alles
When Gamers Rule the World

JR Sutich | 12 Jul 2005 12:07
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Advancements in science and technology will actually allow the Gamer Race to take their true form, beings of pure energy. They will be able to travel across vast distances of space with the power of thought. With this, the final chapter for humanity will open. Free from the bonds of normal existence, the Gamer Race abandons Earth, Bloggers, and all those unfortunate enough to have not joined a guild during the first week of the Great Gaming Revolution. Left without a purpose, the descendants of LiveJournalists will go back to the ancient ritual of Blogging, and non-gamers will gravitate toward everyday, mundane endeavors, like hunting for food and gathering resources. Devoid of its best and brightest, the Human Race will fall into a second Dark Age. And somewhere in the Cosmos, a voice will echo across the nether, "GG, NM?"

A bleak vision of the future? Perhaps, but the first series of long-term research into games' affect on people is starting to show gamers to have higher IQ's, faster reflexes, better hand-eye coordination, superior problem-solving skills, and the ability to multi-task on a larger scale. A generation has been born and raised with gaming available in several forms. From arcades, to living rooms, to where ever you can hold an object the size of a bar of soap in your hands, gamers are quietly fine-tuning their skills everywhere. Over hundreds and thousands of years of human evolution, it has been those who dared to dream who have set the course for us as a species. Did not DaVinci inspire men to build flying machines? Did not Verne inspire men to travel to incredible depths and set foot on the moon?

I say that somewhere, there is a child who will someday invent a plasma-cannon, a time machine, a matter transporter, and a universal med pack which will instantly heal all wounds, and cure all diseases. He will do it because someone with the almost god-like title of "Game Designer" dared to dream, and because the child was inspired and asked the question, "Wouldn't that be cool if we really had those?" That child, and many others like him, will truly conquer the world, for they are destined to become our leaders, our great thinkers, our best and brightest.

pwn: variation of "own" based on a common typo from proximity of o and p keys.
own: a term used to describe a completely dominating victory over another player. "You lost in less than 5 minutes, and only had 1 unit left. I owned you." - a networking term to describe the IP of the machine at which you are located. Known as the local or home address.

GG, NM: Internet shorthand for "Good game, new map?" Usually said at the end of multi-player first person shooter matches, or after a Real Time Strategy contest.

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