The Nobel Committee should create an award for programming that recognizes the tremendous impact people like Shigeru Miyamoto have on society. Video games have a lot of use for learning and are beneficial to autistic children who are otherwise unreachable. These gaming programs have a far-reaching effect on society in numerous ways.
People like Shigeru Miyamoto have greatly affected modern western civilization in their works of programming and gaming. They have created such a revolution in entertainment that one could argue that their products could be on par with the works that win the Nobel Prize of Literature. It would seem fair that people that have that kind of caliber to be recognized for their achievements.
The death penalty is a topic that creates for a difficult debate for most anyone. Many staunchly agree with it, and many staunchly oppose it. It is my view that it is not our place to choose whether a human being lives or dies. We do not have the proper medical technicians available to perform a humane killing of the offenders. Oftentimes, needles for deadly injection are placed in backwards, or even (in at least one case) the wrong chemical was used due to an error and the person to be killed was not killed, but rendered disabled, and had to then be properly killed via a different method. We cannot do something in our society unless we are able to do it properly.
No, the Nobel Committee should not create an award for programming to recognize the impact that people like Shigeru Miyamoto had on society. However, a technology category in general would be a good idea. As our world moves forward into a more technological age, the contribution of those like Miyamoto should be recognized.