Expert Says Mario Kart Could Be The Key To Ending World Poverty
Provided By - Video Elephant on April 07, 2021
An environmental expert has claimed that 'Mario Kart' could teach us how to reduce world poverty and improve sustainability.
Andrew Bell, an environmental expert from Boston University, made the claims in a recent paper published in 'Nature'.
Bell claims that the game can serve as a guide to creating economic programs that would help farmers in poorer regions.
Bell argues that providing farmers in the world's poorest regions with resources could help reduce poverty globally.
He also argues that doing this would increase the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.
He compares the idea to how 'Mario Kart' gives players that are behind in a race better power-ups than those in the lead.
Mario Kart’s rubber-banding ethos is to target those in the back with the items that best help them to close their gap—their own ‘golden mushrooms, Andrew Bell.
Bell claims the biggest obstacle to overcome would be figuring out how to get assistance to the people who need it most.