Gaming can actually be a good thing

I’m often quick to criticize those who excessively spend their time playing video games.While I’m also guilty of partaking in some gaming, I like to think that I do so in moderation.

When Sony released their PS3, they included a very small, yet profound application. The PS3 is the first gaming system to take advantage of distributive computing that aims to learn how protein folding takes place and why errors occur. In short, researchers are using the PS3 to learn how certain diseased develop, with the end goal of curing/preventing them.

I have the Folding@Home application running on my PS3 (and my other computers) 24/7 when not being used for movies/games – which ends up being most of the time.


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