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Gaming can make a better world | Jane McGonigal

http://www.ted.com Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.

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  1. 10 years later im playing Classic wow, and BFA arena… shadowlands coming out… yikes lol consistently, gaming is better than reality.. but don't miss those great moments in reality either… need moderation

  2. until you wake up 30 years old having spent all nights and weekends gaming but suddenly your grandma is dying.. and you realise u never visited her on christmas because it was free gifting time… this idiot is comparing our motivation in games to our motivation in real life.. MAYBE BECAUSE GAMES HAVE INSTANT DOPAMINE… they have spent billions to make us addictive… and no im not a nerd. ive spent a total of 1000 Hours on COD, Apex, LOL during my college…. shame on TED for advertising this… gaming is the new drug and needs limitation… someone ever seen south korea?

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