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Will geeks evolve to save the world?

Photo credit: Bharath Kishore

by Lyn Millner

Game designer Jane McGonigal says that online gamers develop the capabilities to solve real-world problems--with super-hero powers like optimism, the ability to collaborate, and commitment to a goal.

Here's what Berkeley students think:

Berkeley students on saving the world.

Berkeley's collegiate StarCraft team is ranked third in North America

Rankings according to the Collegiate Star League. Berkeley's team is in the Immortal Division.

Young people who play online games are more civically involved

Source: "The Civic Potential of Video Games," Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College, 2008.

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