So many people are buying game systems like the Wii just because of the kinetic gaming aspect of it all. So many people are snapping up those Kinect peripherals like they were life rafts aboard the Titanic. If might even lead a person to wonder just why in the world people are so in love with these glorious little kinetic gaming objects, anyway. If you have ever wondered about things like that, here is the reason- we are designed for these things. Now, maybe you had the silly notion that they were designed for us and by us. If you thought that way, you were completely justified in that belief. But make no mistake about it, we were designed to do things just like what the Wiimote and Kinect have us do.
That is the beauty of technology. It basically just takes what we are already doing, and systematizes it a little bit further than where we have been in the past. At one point in the time of humanity, we used to dance, swing fists and weapons at one another, and just generally go about our violently active business without there being any sort of sociability about the whole deal. This is probably why we have such a violent past as a species- without the ability to use our naturally violent tendencies in a constructive manner, we ended up causing each other harm.
So the next time you get a chance to whip out the old guitar (which might even be the most kinetic of all the gaming devices out there, as you rigorously rock out to the best of your ability), the DDR mat or even one of the more modern types of gaming devices, consider yourself fortunate. You are not in any particular danger, and you even have the potential to exercise your body without harming anybody else. If you don’t harm anybody else, their family won’t get revenge on you later.