So I was just searching around the internet and found this fascinating video.
"Jane McGonigal thinks that gaming can save the world. We currently spend three billion hours a week playing online games. McGonigal says we need to raise that total to twenty-one billion hours a week by the next decade, if we want to address the world’s problems. Counter-intuitive, yes. I thought there were only 168 hours in a week…"
I think she brings up a lot of valid points, especially the fact of how the reason so many retreat to online worlds like WoW, is because the real world has so little positive feedback.