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Are e-Sports overtaking Tabletop Games and Learning?
Back when this company was first starting, the Owner wanted to make digital games which could be used as learning tools to help children and adults master concepts and improve efficiency in the training/learning process. Either kids could use the tool in school to better understand science, math ,or history; or adults could use the games to get trained faster for their job than with current methods.
Well, we didn''t have the money or expertise needed to develop a game, so tabletop gaming seemed like the best way to go at the time. Heroes of History was thus born and while it has been reasonably successful, it has not generated the kind of money needed to grow a business. In short, it is a learning experience in business that will help our team learn more for future investmnt opportunities.
But the Owner foresaw the future when gamification of everyday learning would replace the traditional learning methods used in schools and people would enjoy more leisure time to enjoy media, particularly the digital kind. This forecasting is proving to be more correct, especially with the rise of e-Sports.
"Philly gamers, rejoice: The first ground-up, purpose-built esports arena in the country will see the light of day in South Philly come 2021.
"Fusion Arena, future home to Philly’s official Overwatch team, is a $50 million project from Comcast Spectacor and real estate firm The Cordish Companies. Upon completion in 2021, the hub will be a 3,500-seat arena dedicated to esports and entertainment, located near Xfinity Live! in the Philadelphia Sports Complex.
The gaming hive will feature 60,000 square feet of new construction, a 6,000-square-foot public entry section and 2,000 square feet of “interactive media surface” hovering above visitor’s heads. Another 10,000 square feet of space inside the arena will be dedicated to a training facility, broadcast studio and team offices."
This is the future. There are now enough people into Overwatch, League of Legends, and various sporting games like NBA and FIFA where people will pay to watch strangers play video games, the irony being that people prefer to watch someone play a video game of LeBron James in an NBA Finals game than actually watch LeBron James in an NBA Finals game.
The question is, will Western Civilization reach the point where work is so automated people have plenty of time to improve as humans? Or will we see social unrest as automation continues to cut into people's jobs? In any case, Bradan's World hopes to be part of the new world order, so to speak (not THAT New World Order).
The College Admissions Scandal proves the system is rigged
By now you’ve probably heard about the college admissions scandal involving children of the rich and famous. The latest scandal involves moving away from the traditional method of cheating to help your kids get into college my making a “generous” donation to build a new science wing or arts center, and by coincidence your son or daughter now “qualifies” to make it into that school. This new one involves hiring professionals to help students cheat on SAT scores or college admissions essays to get into the institutions of higher learning. The bigger question is not who was involved, but why they do it.
Our current social system is theoretically based on meritocracy, where positions, opportunities, and respect are awarded to those who deserve it; while theoretically this is a great and fair system, in reality we know American society is hardly based on meritocracy. Not only because it’s not entirely possible to have one, but because those who control the top positions in business, law, medicine, journalism, academia, or politics have little interest in doing anything but maintaining the status quo because they benefit from it.
It should not matter where one attends school, yet we see increasingly “prestigious” universities filling the ranks of top positions in society. Whether it’s a Forbes 30 under 30 list, scholarly academic positions, or the leading elected officials, an increasingly smaller share of schools contribute an increasingly larger share of the top of the social order. All 9 Supreme Court justices attended an Ivy League institution, and 8 of 9 are Harvard or Yale graduates. A disproportionate share of top businesspeople and lawyers went to a “top-tier” school, where having the right social connections and brand name on the sheepskin can help open doors that are closed to people who don’t have that brand name or who don’t live in the top social order. As inequality on our society grows (income, wealth, opportunity, etc), you will see more desperation from parents to make sure their son or daughter gets into these schools so they can benefit from being in the “club” while otherwise decent colleges or trade schools will be seen as “inferior”.
Unfortunately, we also have a society where those who attended these “prestigious” schools control most of our institutions, and set it up so those who are fellow attendees have an “in” that is not provided. It is not clear why so many Americans tolerate a system which favors a small few at the expense of everyone else, but perhaps daily propaganda from the media elites (many of whom also share the same connections- Chelsea Clinton anyone?) has persuaded the average fool that s/he is better of letting the “smarter, better-educated” people make all the decisions because they must be good if they went to the proper schools, no?
Until or unless ordinary Americans wake up and realize how corrosive the rigging has become on our society, we will continue to see cheating scandals like this one, and opportunity gaps for all but a select few (whether deserving or not) and the top of the ladder. You can tell how badly the elites want to preserve the system: Check out the dating app The League, which is exclusively for people who went to a “top” university. And see how many people have signed up for this, because they want to make sure they date and marry only the “sophisticated” group and not have to deal with the rest of us riff-raff. The graduates of these universities want to have children who will also benefit from a rigged system and perpetuate the inequality cycle.
Bradan’s World’s hope is to see a world where one’s ambition and drive determines success, not who your parents are or whether you are in the “right” social circle. We will continue advocating for good education for all and will always support the truth, not the mainstream media propaganda.