U remember Dr, Grossman's interview with G. Gordon Liddy probably 10 years ago. There was a spring during which there was an outbreak of shootings by high school kids, and the interview was in response.
Grossman was (maybe still is) a professor at West Point, and I believe a graduate. He taught and researches issues dealing with combat situations - ie the issues of taking life. He knows his stuff. I remember he commented that the h.s. shooter in Kentucky had a head shot ratio about 10 times that of an FBI sharpshooter - the kid was on automatic and highly trained via the realistic game he had become addicted to.
I also remember him stating that many of the top programmers and designers were former military and people who had the same background as himself - ie they studied how the mind works, the frequencies, the flashes, the sounds are not based upon art or coolness - rather, they are based upon techniques used to create additive feedback.
. As a longterm FReeper, I understand the attitude toward those who want to ban everything and the nanny state. However, I think Grossman is spot on in this regard. Not sure what the solution is as I think a ban is unrealistic. Hopefully, his work will have an impact on parents so they become more aware.
posted on 01/04/2013 8:48:40 PM PST
(Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
Yes, I remember indeed. It was about the
Michael Corneal shot 8 times and hit 8 times. Five of them head shots. Yet the boy had never shot a real firearm in his life (except, IIRC, a few hours of training).
But he was a master at video game. He shot only once at each target. Which, he says, is highly weird from a debutant.
In the FPS videogame he was playing, players were rewarded for headshots.
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