So, Minecraft Might Actually be Able to Teach us Some Serious Stuff

Those who already know all about Minecraft, stick with this past the intro, because even if you agree with the theories put forward or not, it's still an interesting new way to look at the game.

Put together by PBS, it examines how the game can serve as a model for what happens when we reach a "Post-Scarcity World"; in other words, what happens when magic like 3D printers becomes so magical that we can make whatever the hell we want, when we want, and without worry.

Will Minecraft and Makerbot Usher in the Post-Scarcity Economy? [PBS]

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mancubusjam
mancubusjam

"Go play Dwarf Fortress....and then come back". Some people aren't going to be watching the end of this video for a good decade or two.