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“The game that can add 10 years to your life”

In my 2012 TED Global talk, I explain how games can boost our resilience, help us experience post-traumatic growth, and even give us 10 extra years of life.

“Gaming can make a better world”

The best hope we have for surviving the next century on this planet? Games. In this 20-minute TED talk, I explain why we need to achieve 21 billion hours of online gaming a week by the year 2020. That’ll be just an hour a day, every day, for half of the people on Earth…

“How to think like a futurist”
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In my 2016 SXSW keynote, I give a one-hour master class in how to think like a futurist. Why think about the future? To create something new, you have to be able to imagine how things can be different. And the future is a place where everything can be different. This talk, based on my work as Director of Game Research & Development at the Institute for the Future, is designed to prepare you to invent, innovate, create, make a change, make a difference. And, naturally, it ends in a massively-multiplayer forecasting game!
On the Colbert Report

In which I attempt to convince Stephen Colbert that playing games is the single most productive way to spend our time.

3 habits to think more creatively and optimistically about the future

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In this lesser-known TEDx talk for the 2017 Skoll Forum, I teach you 3 fun habits (mental challenges) you can use to strengthen the neurological pathways that allow us to think more creatively and optimistically about the future. I LOVE this talk, and not nearly enough of you have seen it… check it out!

“Blissful Productivity”

Throw out your to-do lists. This 45-minute School of Life sermon proposes a radically gameful way to get the most out of each day.

“Gamers tackle the world’s most urgent challenges”

7 minutes live on CNN news! This was a major epic win for me — and for the EVOKE game, which officially became the first alternate reality game in the genre’s ten-year history to make it on to live national news.

“How to unleash 10 positive emotions in 60 seconds of play”

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I was pleasantly surprised when TED decided to share this secret mini-game of Massively Multiplayer Thumb-Wrestling that I ran at TED Global 2013. Now you can learn how to give a hands-on demonstration of the top 10 positive emotions of gameplay.

Here are some my favorite podcasts I’ve done!

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The Joe Rogan Experience: Episode #694 Jane McGonigalaudio link and (video link)

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The Tim Ferriss Show: Episode 93: Jane McGonigal on Stressing Less and Getting More Done with Games – audio links and transcript!

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Oologies with Alie Ward: Ludology (The Study of Games) with Dr. Jane McGonigal – audio links and transcript!

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Invest Like the Best with Patrick O’Shaughnessy: How Games Make Life Better (audio links and show note)

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Meditative Stories: Exploring the alternate reality of your own life with Jane McGonigal

And here are a few of the favorite interviews I’ve done of all-time.

“I’m a Runner!” Runner’s World magazine (April 2012)

“Super Girl” Elle Magazine (June 2011)

“Gaming as a Spiritual Practice” for the Buddhist Geeks podcast (January 2011)

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