E-SPORTS RE­PLAC­ING PLAY­GROUNDS

Technowize Magazine - - Haute Money -

A ma­jor­ity of us have mem­o­ries of our child­hood evenings when we would come back home to our moth­ers cry­ing with a bruised knee due to play­ing out­doors. As we grew up a lit­tle, we would come home and boast about the goals scored in the in­ter­school foot­ball match. We made a lot of friends on the play­ground sweat­ing it out to­gether. But then tech­nol­ogy took over our lives and brought an in­trigu­ing way to en­joy your favourite sport. Any­thing novel has its own ap­peal and same was the case with video games as well. What be­gan as a pop­u­lar pas­time has now be­come a sub­sti­tute for out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.

The tiny gam­ing con­sole with a dot ma­trix fin­ish screen clar­ity is now a full fledge gam­ing sys­tem which can cost you thou­sands of dol­lars. As tech­nol­ogy gets bet­ter to im­prove our gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, the im­por­tance of out­door ac­tiv­ity is grad­u­ally di­min­ish­ing. This is be­cause of var­i­ous fac­tors. The ma­jor one is that peo­ple en­joy a bet­ter gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in the con­fines of their home with the kind of com­fort that suits them. At any time of the day or night, one can in­dulge in video gam­ing. Nor do you need to de­pend on an­other in­di­vid­ual’s com­pany for your own en­joy­ment.

Tech­nol­ogy may be a boon but it def­i­nitely has its draw­backs, es­pe­cially in the case of video gam­ing. In­stead of soak­ing in some Vi­ta­min D and giv­ing your body a car­dio, we pre­fer being a couch potato with a gam­ing con­sole in our hands. This has an ad­verse ef­fect on our health in the long run. Along with this, avid gamers are grad­u­ally be­com­ing less so­cial as all they pre­fer in­ter­act­ing with is their gam­ing sys­tem. Psy­chi­a­trists have termed com­pul­sive video gam­ing as a mod­ern-day psy­cho­log­i­cal dis­or­der. This in it­self is enough to show how much this ad­dic­tion is get­ting out of hand. With the ad­vent of VR in the video gam­ing world, things seem to be get­ting out of hand. It is an alarm that this ad­dic­tion must be taken as se­ri­ously as an ad­dic­tion of any in­tox­i­cated sub­stance. Tech­nol­ogy has def­i­nitely made our lives bet­ter but it is in our hands to use it for the right pur­pose.

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