What video games have to teach us about research?

“So learning here is social, distributed and part and parcel of a network composed of interconnected people, tools, technologies and companies.” “The power of distribution – of storing knowledge in other people, text, tools and technologies – is really the way that all these things are networked together. The really important knowledge is in the network – that is, in the people, their texts, tools and technologies, and, crucially the ways in which they are interconnected – not in any one node, but in the network as a whole. Does the network store lots of powerful knowledge? Does it ensure that this knowledge moves quickly and well to the parts of the system that need it now? Does it adapt to changed conditions by learning new things quickly and well? These are the most crucial knowledge questions we can ask in the modern world.”



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