A Dangerously Simulated Future

Scholarship Entrant: Sean from Katy, Tx
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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I chose to work on a computer science degree at a game development school because game development is starting to become more viable to work in other fields, such as special effects warehouses that can work on movies, the field can also be applied to simulation, which may see more commercialized use with the likes of virtual reality. However due to the fact that the game industry is still largely immature, and can easily be abused by people who aren’t looking to shape the future, we may be seeing this kind of technology used in order to encourage people to cease social interaction, which is something that has become increasingly apparent with the use of cellphones and social networks. Simulation can be used to help those who are less fortunate and can be used for therapeutic or educational purposes. However the skills used to develop games are starting to affect other entertainment mediums and in negative consequences on top of that. This is why I want to take my ideas and be able to produce them efficiently without abusing those skills purely for monetary gain. Video games have been a huge part of my life and had helped me get through a troubled childhood. Now its one of the most promising occupations and a profitable medium that has a very dedicated following, and helps open up more possibilities and is much more rewarding than most other high paying jobs. I want my obsession to benefit future generations.

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