September 20, 2015 – Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
There’s a long review essay in the latest New Yorker about a new book called Super-Better, by a woman named Jane McGonigal. The idea of the book is that if we just learn to see our lives as video games we can solve all our problems.
Forty two per cent of Americans play video games at least three hours every week, McGonigal reports. In fact, as of 2011, the amount of time people had collectively put into playing World of Warcraft was 5.93 million years. Why not harness all that energy?