|US President Obama: Games innovate technology, interest children in computer science|
|Posted: 15.02.2013 19:14 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 18|
During President Barack Obama's online Fireside Chat, the US leader stated that videogames often fuel technological innovation, as well as get children interested in the technological fields of science.
According to the President, "Look at Mark Zuckerberg. I was sitting next to him at dinner a couple of years ago, and he said he taught himself programming primarily because he was interested in games. If we set programs in high schools that engage kids because they get it, they won’t be just sitting there slouching in back of rooms while someone is lecturing.
"Given how pervasive computers and the internet is now, how integral it is in our economy, and how fascinated kids are with it, I want to make sure they actually know how to produce stuff and not simply consume stuff."
The Fireside Chat, sponsored by Google Plus, can be seen in the video below.