This is simply amazing. Affluent American video gamers are offshoring the early rounds of an online video game to Chinese gamers so they can spend there efforts on finishing the game closer to the end. The gamers outsource the game for something like $10/hour through the sale of digital services oversees. From the article: “This six-minute video is a teaser for an upcoming documentary that examines the practice of hiring low-cost Chinese labor to farm virtual goods for sale in richer nations. It’s the new new sweatshop.”
I wouldn’t call it a sweatshop, just capitalism. But video games are big business, and the monetization and sale of digital goods and services are increasing at a rapid rate. Follow the link for the teaser video.