Can gaming make the world a better place?

Watch this epic talk by game designer and author, Jane McGonigal.

She believes that gamers are developing all the skills necessary to solve the world’s problems.

Why? Because they are self-motivated, they believe an epic win is within their reach, they are inspired to collaborate, they trust, they are blissfully productive and love a world saving mission.

http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world#t-712218

Read more about how ancient gaming may have solved the survival of the human species in her book Reality is Broken. In the ancient kingdom of Lydia gaming is believed to have supported the king in his quest to survive a famine for 18 years 2500 years ago.

http://www.amazon.com/Reality-Broken-Games-Better-Change/dp/0143120611/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406701191&sr=1-1&keywords=reality+is+broken