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Monday, July 23, 2012

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_the_game_that_can_give_you_10_extra_years_of_life.html



English: Portrait of Jane McGonigal
English: Portrait of Jane McGonigal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.




Reality is broken, says Jane McGonigal, and we need to make it work more like a game. Her work shows us how.
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