New game, new rules
Posted June 16, 2015on:
You can imagine parents telling their kids to stop playing video games and to do their homework instead.
These same parents will ignore the growing suspicion that schooling does not prepare kids for their futures but for their past instead.
They will ignore the increasingly loud rhetoric about preparing kids for jobs that do not exist yet. Watch the segment of the video last edited in 2012 and embedded below.
They will certainly ignore two things I tweeted recently about the possibility of gaming as a career and the prize money it offers.
But they ignore these at their peril and to the possible detriment to their kids because they focus on what they want instead of what the kids need or might be able to do.
Ten years ago when YouTube was born, who thought that it might be possible to live off online videos by vlogging? Who even considered vlogging as a job instead of a hobby? Who thought that vloggers might get TV shows, movie deals, merchandizing, sponsorship deals, books, tour dates, etc.?
We might not have a new economy (it is still about money), but there are new players who are rewriting the rules or making up new ones.