How video games influenced the attack on America

September 24, 2001 | Source: ZDNet AnchorDesk

Concerns about Microsoft’s Flight Simulator game being used as a tool to teach terrorists have caused two major retailers to yank the program from their shelves.
Marc Prensky has posted an essay that discusses the uses of flight simulators by the terrorists in learning to fly a 757.

“Now that we have seen their formidable power used for evil, it is our duty and obligation to turn these same powerful, learning tools to as many good and positive uses as possible,” said Prensky. “This clearly includes the task of fighting terrorism in all its forms.”