Saturday, January 25, 2014

Two basic modes of play...


In essence you can play in two ways - with your mind or with your body.

Computer games and chess must belong to mindgames. A body game without any thought to it, does probably not exist... Even Mr. Strongman that pulls trains with his teeth use some kind of a strategy.. But just to make this reasoning basic - if you move your body then it is about body play. Then you of course have different levels of body play too and a game like softball does not include as much of a work-out as soccer for instance (under normal and common conditions).

The mind game people have a hay day at this point in the evolution. Schools cater to perhaps 90% if not more of their focus on mind games (its called education) and only offer PE, well more - like now and then.
But the computer - or rather the screen explosion - has taken mind games into new territory.
Let us repeat what we have said earlier... Twitch.tv let computer gamers upload game play and right now kids (and playful adults) watch 12 BILLION minutes each month of game play - insane facts for your mind to play with.

Some folks thinks the body games will reply to this and maybe Google glass could be part of that response? Here is a cool article about the first Google Glass observed game in Basketball
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/01/23/6097767/google-glass-will-give-kings-fans.html

But seriously... we wonder. If body games ever will match mind games as it comes to TV productions at the grassroot level (what twitch.tv do). We do not need computers on the heads (google glass for instance) on a few athletes or the audience. No, for a sport like Floorball we probably need two other important units. We need a sensor unit - not a computer. But some sort of a sweatband that records A) HD video, B) Sound, and C) Some kind of a bluetooth or WIFI signal that sends it all to a server. This server need A) an AI driven software that automatically edit the footage to reasonable good footage and automatically post it to a channel like twitch B) it needs to be dirt cheap.
Is that possible - we think everything is possible - and all dreams will come true.

With this in place - twitch will get a good or decent competitor from the body games... Then as u might wonder who in the world will watch all this user generated recreational footage of boring Floorball?

The answer is clear people like to see themselves and what they have just done - just look at... twitch.,tv. or at selfies at instagram....
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!