Technology is our friend: Video games will be better than reality, one day
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October 22, 2010

Video games will be better than reality, one day

Check out this video posted by German chief basketball blogger Andre "Dre" Voigt in his facebook account. It shows the development of basketball video games and by accident pretty much the development during my lifetime (I had that very first Atari mentioned here and it is a pity that two of my childhood's favourite games, Intellivision's "NBA Basketball" and "One on One" for the Commodore64 are not featured). Since i hope to add a few decades to this life though, you have to wonder where this will end: It is a matter of time, just a question of "when" (and not "if"), when we will play basketball on our game consoles that just looks like reality.
And in the end even better, because we control the games, choose our favourite players, and there's a Lakers vs. Celtics Final Game 7 every night.
For us, the old guys, it will be easy to distinguish between games and reality. We will go for the "real game" anyway. But honestly: When you grow up today and you can make Jordan, Magic and Bird meet LeBron, Dr. J and Kobe every night, why bother what happens with "real basketball"?