Director of Game Research and Development, Institute for the Future.
Author of The New York Times best seller, Reality Is Broken.
A world-renowned creator of alternate-universe cyber games reveals how games can be used to fix the problems of the world – the real world, that is.
Jane McGonigal is a visionary game designer and futurist, and she is harnessing the power of the Internet games in new ways to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world today and tomorrow.
In her groundbreaking new book, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, Dr. McGonigal explores the power and future of gaming and reveals how its collaborative and motivational aspects are being used to solve some of the most difficult challenges facing humanity, and even battling personal social problems like depression and obesity. And she forecasts the thrilling possibilities that lie ahead.
Jane's work has been featured on CNN, MTV, NPR, The Economist, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Fortune, and Wired. Her speech at TED in 2010, "Games can make a better world," is currently rated #16 out of 850 all-time most engaging TED talks.
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