Is the internet good for gaming?


Shane Parrish hasn't directly addressed whether the internet is good for gaming specifically. However, he and Douglas Rushkoff have discussed how the internet excels at connecting like-minded individuals into "affinity groups" rather than fostering diverse communities with differing perspectives. This means that while the internet can be great for finding and connecting with people who share similar gaming interests or for participating in specific gaming communities, it falls short in promoting interactions among players with diverse viewpoints 1.

For gaming, this suggests the internet is very effective at creating niche communities where gamers can share tips, strategies, and experiences with others who have similar interests. However, for fostering broader, more diverse interactions, in-person connections might still be more effective.

If you're looking for more detailed insights specifically about the gaming aspect of the internet from Shane Parrish, I'd recommend exploring more of his work on technology and communities.

Connecting Beyond Differences

Douglas and Shane discuss how technology optimizes breaking us down into categories and how it's not good for creating communities of people with diverse perspectives. They emphasize the importance of engaging with people who are different from us in real life and how we all have more in common than we think.

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