Experiences: The Athlete

10 million years into evolution

Eat, drink, sleep. These basic needs are key to survival, both in competitive sports and in gaming. But so is thinking outside the box and being creative.

In this third episode, Patrice Désilets meets with Charles Hamelin, Canadian Short Track Speed Skater, 2018 World Champion and adept gamer, to talk about the necessities for survival and competing against the world’s best athletes. As Charles jumps into virtual Neogene Africa, he quickly realizes that creativity is as important to survival as eating, drinking, and sleeping, just like in his beloved sport. Patrice and Charles also discuss how thinking outside the box is crucial to survive—both in-game and on the track—as Charles learns to use both his instincts and wits to survive predators.