British Science Minister Gives Thumbs-up to Serious Games

November 28, 2008 -

The British Minister of State for Science and Innovation, Lord Drayson (left), endorsed the work of the Serious Games Institute during a visit last week to SGI, which is located at England's Coventry University.

A University press release reports:

During his visit Lord Drayson... learnt about the use of virtual worlds and simulation games to train doctors and clinicians in a variety of applications including triage and serious injury trauma.

Drayson, who resigned from a previous cabinet post to pursue an auto racing career, commented:

The Serious Games Institute is leading the way in this exciting emerging technology. The projects here are truly inspirational and crucially, underpinned by excellent research. They will have real impact in our everyday lives over the next few years.

 

This work goes to show that science and technology is all around us. By studying science subjects at school young people could have access to all sorts of cool and interesting jobs. There are exciting new businesses in this field. Here is a sector that is growing fast despite the downturn and offers great job opportunities for physics and maths graduates.

 


Comments

Re: British Science Minister Gives Thumbs-up to Serious Games

Oh look, it's Jonathan Ross..

~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

Re: British Science Minister Gives Thumbs-up to Serious Games

We've had 'serious' games (i.e. simulations) for nearly 30 years, and only now are 'some' governments figuring out that games can be useful beyond entertaining kids?  The word 'Clueless' doesn't even begin to describe how out of touch politicians are.

Re: British Science Minister Gives Thumbs-up to Serious Games

Video games are serious business.

--- Official Protector of Videoland!

--- Official Protector of Videoland!

Re: British Science Minister Gives Thumbs-up to Serious Games

¿"The Serious Games Institute"? What the heck that means?

The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/ My DeviantArt Page (aka DeviantCensorship): http://www.darkknightstrikes.deviantart.com/

Re: British Science Minister Gives Thumbs-up to Serious Games

we have the serious organised crime unit here too, make you wonder where the humourous organised crime unit is...

Re: British Science Minister Gives Thumbs-up to Serious Games

Its an industry trade group that focuses on expanding serious application of video game technology. Things like education and simulation are their priorities.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: British Science Minister Gives Thumbs-up to Serious Games

Well, "Serious Games" sounds more like some kind of "edutaiment" line of games like Leap Frog. Thanks.

The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/ My DeviantArt Page (aka DeviantCensorship): http://www.darkknightstrikes.deviantart.com/

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
MaskedPixelantehttp://wccftech.com/ea-spying-file-snooping-origin-client-investigation/ Origin, which was spying on you, then wasn't spying on you, is spying on you again.07/13/2014 - 6:25am
ZenUm Masked...I have been playing the Sega VC games on the Wii U since the day it launched...what are you talking about? This just means they, sadly, won't do Wii U specific versions...but they are all still there and completely playable.07/13/2014 - 1:28am
Andrew EisenThanks to those who joined us for the live recording of the podcast. I'm working on ironing out the tech issues so next week's show should be even better! If you missed it, we'll have a recording on YouTube later. Possibly even an audio-only version.07/13/2014 - 12:38am
Matthew WilsonI hope after this genaration everything is backwards compatible becouse everything is now x86 architecture. with the exception of Nintendo of course .07/12/2014 - 10:54pm
Andrew EisenWhy do you hope we didn't buy any? They're still available on the Wii VC, which is accessible from the Wii U.07/12/2014 - 10:48pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/07/12/segas-plans-for-wii-u-virtual-console-are-non-existent/ Hope you didn't buy any Sega games off the original VC, since Sega has no plans on bringing them to the Wii U Virtual Console.07/12/2014 - 5:39pm
MechaTama31I think there are a significant number of jobs people will do for food that they will not do for an ipad.07/12/2014 - 8:39am
Infophilelabour (primarily among mothers and teens) and some show increased labour. Maybe it's a cultural thing in play that results in different outcomes in different societies.07/12/2014 - 6:53am
InfophileYou also need to take into account just how crappy it would be to only have the basics to live. But with competing forces at play like this, it's impossible to argue to an answer. We have to look to tests of it, and results are mixed. Some show decreased07/12/2014 - 6:51am
MechaTama31to be done, and some people really need jobs.07/11/2014 - 5:41pm
MechaTama31Info, I think you don't really understand just how crappy a lot of the jobs are that provide the "basics" that you assume will just continue to be produced under such a system. There's very little pride or prestige to be had from such jobs, but they need07/11/2014 - 5:40pm
Andrew EisenMaskedPixelante - That's probably because it's now available on the Wii U eShop for $8.07/11/2014 - 5:18pm
InfophileThat's not how human psychology works. It's all about "Keeping up with the Joneses." When everyone around you has a new fancy smartphone and is talking about that cool HBO series, do you want to be the one left out?07/11/2014 - 4:05pm
Matthew WilsonThe issue is most people would settle for the basics and not work. That is why we would need very heavy automation to make a system like that work. Almost all labor intensive tasks would have to be done by robot.07/11/2014 - 2:32pm
InfophileOf course, that's a gross oversimplification. The idea, have a basic safety net that pays for what's needed to live. If people can find a job and are willing to work, they get more money which can be spent on comfort and perks.07/11/2014 - 11:33am
InfophileIt's quite possible to get an economy to work with a basic minimum standard of living. You just need perks for the people who do work. Everyone gets food and a home. Everyone who works also gets an iPhone.07/11/2014 - 11:32am
MaskedPixelanteIn the continuing adventures of "Stuff I figured would be overpriced on eBay but isn't", 15 bucks for a copy of Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga.07/11/2014 - 10:04am
SleakerI didn't gather the same conclusion.. Seems like they are focusing on devices & services still, just not calling it 'devices and services'07/11/2014 - 8:57am
PHX CorpMicrosoft CEO readies big shakeup, drops devices and services focus http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/10/5887143/satya-nadella-microsoft-ceo-employee-email07/11/2014 - 8:45am
MechaTama31declared that everybody should have them. Somebody still has to produce them.07/11/2014 - 7:44am
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician