The counter-balance to yesterday’s insane video, this is game developer Jane McGonigal’s TEDTALK. It’s absolutely brilliant.
- Gamers have spent 5.93 million years (collectively) playing WoW and solving its problems.
- By 21, the average kid in a country with a strong gaming culture will have spent 10,000 hours playing games (read Outliers for why that’s key)
- Gaming creates “Super-Empowered Hopeful Individuals” that trust others, work collaboratively on epic problems and don’t quit easily.
Jane gets +20 Billiance, and an added skill bonus of +10 Awesomeness
(h/t Chris Brogan)