espite being raised as digital natives, many Millennials do not fit the stereotype of the tech-savvy young person. While it's true that most have been raised using the Internet, sending email, and creating documents, images, and video content, when it comes to a deeper understanding many find themselves lacking. There's even increasing evidence that Millennials rate themselves more highly in technical ability than their test scores can support. In the face of an increasingly technological world, what are the consequences of a generation which doesn't realize how little it understands technology?
One area with potentially the greatest impact is digital privacy and information security. Some of the largest companies in the world - names like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook - make billions collecting user data. Every fragement of a person's life, online and offline, is aggregated and analyzed. It's called surveillance capitalism, and it's not going away anytime soon.
This MRP aims to teach Millennials primarily, but really anybody who's interested in learning, how companies collect and use our data, and how to effectively protect ourselves from some levels of surveillance. As an educational game, it aims to be accessible, intuitive, and activate learning pathways involved in critical thinking and problem solving. As a video game, it aims to be fun above all.