Why Some Men Don’t Work: Video Games Have Gotten Really Good
NYTimes piece, July 3, 2017
Millennials - mostly male millennials - are working fewer hours and playing video games more hours. Big story, that.
... Go on, take it to another level, whip in a little sci-fi:
The Dream Game: The common citizens of the Empire of Earth, those billions who populated the twenty terraformed planets and Mother Earth herself, led lives of great diversity, almost totally in the virtual worlds of shared dreams. The Dream Game. Approximately 99% of humanity spent most of their lives in the Dream Game Dreaming became the superior form of virtual reality. VR, in all its verisimilitude, lacked the direct connection to the primitive brain that dreams have. Dreams to the practiced dreamer were more vivid, more real than reality.
Turns out, in A Reluctant God, gamers play a very big role in protecting all life in the Milky Way galaxy from the devil himself.