This is an amazing proposition. Current 21 year old gamers have spent almost as much time at school as playing online games. Whatever they learn while playing these games, they are very good at it. And their potential to apply it to the real world remains untapped.
Jane McConigal calls their skills 'superpowers'. They are Blissful productivity, Social fabric, Urgent optimism and Epic meaning.
A very refreshing, thought-provoking 20-min video I highly recommend.