I was lucky enough to be watching the local news when they actually had put together an interesting story. Video games can actually make people become better surgeons. The newsman spoke with a doctor, who was playing Soccer on the NES. The doctor informed him that kids in the arcade could become the next generation of physicians. Kids who play video games can pick up the concept of laparoscopic surgery quicker than those who don’t. Training for this uses a “video game” in which the surgeon controls two rods on a screen by moving around the rods on a controller. Training with these will help the surgeon to become more accurate and rapid.
Video games will not make you a surgeon, obviously, but they are a good start for those who will later choose the medical path. Hand and eye coordination is increased from playing video games, as is abstraction. Concepts will be picked up easier for gamers because they are used to being given objectives — they are used to being sent on missions
Some of the best children today are the ones that sit alone playing Game Boy. They could have a good future. A lack of ambition and drive is usually associated with this type of person, but that is not usually the case. They are comfortable learning concepts by themselves. Everyone has a different personality. The gamers should not be changed because it could end up saving lives.