If avatars could vote

Van Mensvoort
October 26th 2008

obama game adds
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has made a play for online gamers, placing in game campaign advertisements in a series of popular titles from video game giant Electronic Arts.

The ads purchased by the Obama campaign are appearing from October 6 to November 3 in Xbox 360 games such as Burnout Paradise, Madden 09, Nascar 09, NHL 09 and Skate and are visible to players in 10 US states.

We would probably see a landslide victory for Obama, if were up to the avatars to pick the next US president. Likewise if the world could vote.

See also: The internet's presidential attention.

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Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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