The cumulative time people have spent playing popular video game Call of Duty, or COD, as it is sometimes known, has apparently reached an astonishing 2.85 million years. That is 2.85 million years spent gazing at television screens and making avatars run around shooting things. And those are the statistics for just one game.
In comparison, recognisable human life has existed on the planet for 2.2 million years.
Has evolution peaked? How can we progress from this point?
The statistics, which come from the Mirror’s Us Vs Th3m blog, also include the equally absurd figure that the number of virtual bullets “fired” in the game, has exceeded the number of stars in the Milky Way.
Doesn’t it make you feel insignificant…