Thursday, July 19, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Died playing Diablo–Why should we care?

gameplay_diablo3_01Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-07-19]: A teenager died after playing 40 hours straight (without sleep, food or water) the new electronic game Diablo 3 [source: web news]. Why are we really shocked in hearing such news? Why would we want the specific child to live more? Are we so much bothered that it died while doing what he loved most? Would we like him to do whatever we think is good for him? Think carefully. Egoism is sometimes disguised as compassion…

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