A team of researchers, utilizing data gathered from the behavior of 14,000 online gamers, were able to accurately predict what actions gamers would take in specific situations (Photo: R. Pollard)
Is there such a thing as free will, or are our actions predetermined by the way our brains work? If recent research conducted at North Carolina State University is anything to go by, it might seem that the latter is more likely to be true – at least when it comes to gaming. After analyzing the behavior of 14,000 players of the online role-playing game World of Warcraft, an NCSU team was able to predict the future actions of those players with up to 80 percent accuracy.
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