"The opposite of play isn't work. It's depression." "Gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression." More and more people are playing video games, whether it's hardcore console gaming or simple games on sites like Facebook. So, we spend less time on passive activities, like watching television. "we're much happier enlivening time rather than killing time."
PS3 and computer gamers are even helping to save real lives by running the folding@home application on their console or computer! The author also discusses other real world games, like World Without Oil, that simulate what would happen if we ever ran out of oil.
Would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the effects of games in real life!