Jane McGonigal and Larry Smarr from the Institute for the Future talk about how scientists are using game skills and gaming theories to solve world problems- including cancer, poverty and climate change. From Atlantic Magazine’s “Atlantic Meets Pacific” conference.
Studies show positive brain development from certain amount of gaming and findings suggest that gaming may be more effective treatment than drugs. Scientists are now using game skills to solve problems relating to stem cells, cancer, poverty, climate change along with government corruption.
This discussion is a portion from the second annual “Atlantic Meets the Pacific Conference” at the University of California San Diego.