Games have always taught many skills required of an intelligence analyst. What has changed is the advent of video games and their ability to command the attention of the people playing them.One of the most important skills a game player quickly learns by playing is the ability to identify deep patterns in disparate sets of data. Much of an analyst’s life is spent in trying to understand systems of one kind or another: political, economic, military, social, cultural or the connections between them all.  This kind of higher order thinking is precisely the kind of strategic and metacognitive thinking most relevant to the work of an intelligence analyst.

Via Bonnie Hohhof