Nolan Bushnell Explains Why Kids Who Video Game Are Smarter Than Those Who Don’t

ReasonTV has an interesting interview with Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, who continues to evangelize the use of video game-like components as a means to enhance the public educational system through his new company Brain Rush. Bushnell is also known as the founder of the Chuck E Cheese chain of restraints, the author of the new book "Finding the Next Steve Jobs," and is often referred to as the "Father of Video Games."

ReasonTV's Tracy Oppenheimer cornered Bushnell at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, CA recently to discuss how video games can revolutionize education as well his role in exploring this new frontier through his company.

"One of the problems with school today is it's boring to the kids who are used to these rapid action, very diverse kinds of thinking that you get in any of the video games," says Bushnell. "What we really want to do, above all, is maintain passion and enthusiasm, because with passion and enthusiasm people can be life-long learners. They can be engaged in life. They can be happy."

You can check out the interview to your left. Thanks to EZK for the tip.

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