Try this on for size gamers!
The Satoricode Code Project is among other things an attempt to provide a constructive virtual world outlet for Internet users to settle differences that may lead to violence in the real world. Players enter a three-dimensional virtual world and control a soldier in a video game war. They can battle one on one with another player or they can recruit others to join their army. Which ever player or team has the highest score at the end of the battle wins.
(Something for the UN to consider?)
Another important part of the project will channel the energies of users to see what topics are important to them. What topics are they willing to fight for?
Visitors can post ideas that they are passionate about and create an army of fellow Internet users who go into a virtual war in order to score points for their idea. Which ever army scores the most points wins.
Here's a look inside the mind of the creator:
“This project is about creating a new form of communication for our emotional energies and connecting those energies with people from all over the world in one interplanetary exercise in anger management, conflict resolution and understanding which things are important enough for us to fight for.
"Let me explain what I mean. We all have a conscious and a subconscious mind. Our conscious mind is connected to our ability to speak so when something in this part of our mind upsets us we are able to talk about it and use reason to solve our problems. The subconscious mind on the other hand behaves a bit differently. This part of our mind is not connected with our ability to speak, but instead it is connected to our emotions.
"Because our emotions filter the way that we perceive our world, unresolved issues can negatively impact the way we respond to our environment, making us do things we are likely to regret. We need outlets for these energies so that we can mitigate the negative effect they have on our lives, and so that we can bring them to the surface of our minds where our conscious mind can interrupt them and find long-term solutions to our problem. The goal of this web site is to help to facilitate this process."
Try it and let me know if you feel better ...