Monday, May 15, 2006

17 lifetimes are spent playing MMOs, every day

According to mmogchart 11,636,603 people play Massive Multiplayer Online games (MMO). 11.5 million people. (excel chart here)

While the numbers may not be super accurate, after all there is no standardized reporting procedure. The numbers should be about right. So let's take some numbers a play a game.

Let's assume that 11.5 million people on average play for 1 hour a day. So 11.5 million hours are used up. In North America the average lifespan is about 75 years. After some simple math we come to the conclusion that the average person lives for only 657,000 hours . . . About 17 complete lifetimes are wasted every day because of MMOs.

Add to this all of the time spent watching TV . . . That's a lot of people.

I wonder what would happen if 11.5 million people all sat down for an hour a day a decided to solve some kind of world problem. Some crazy things could happen.

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