Quick Look: The Danger of Loving Minecraft

Slate author Lisa Guernsey loves all the great things Minecraft has taught her girls, but also laments the day it entered her house.

"I love that they are creating things, talking about their creations, and planning ahead for new projects. But I hate that the real thing—their Legos, the cardboard boxes saved for building forts—can’t hold a candle to Minecraft in capturing their interest."

This article emerges from Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies and their effects on policy and society. On Thursday, Future Tense will host an event called "Getting Schooled by a Third Grader: What Kids' Gaming, Tweeting, Streaming, and...

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