In case you missed it this morning, here's the link to a great NPR interview of evolutionary biologist E. O. Wilson by game designer Will Wright, covering everything from ants to education:
Computer games are "the future of education," Wilson said. "We're going through a rapid transition and we're about to leave print textbooks behind. For example, I envision visits to different eco-systems that the student could actually enter, taking this path into that hill, with an instructor. It could be a rainforest, it could be a tunda, it could be a Jurassic forest."