EP #12 Gaming Will Save The World w/ Jane McGonigal
Moonshots and Mindsets with Peter Diamandis
In this episode, Jane and Peter discuss the power of gaming, Jane’s journey to becoming an alternative reality video game designer, and the gamification of the education system. You will learn about: 49:35 | Jane McGonigal's challenge for the Web3 community. 53:32 | Why the gaming system is better than the education system. 59:22 | Can game developers be nominated for a Nobel Prize? 1:04:01 |Taking the gaming mentality & using it to fix the world. Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality video games crafted to improve real-world problems. She is the Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future and is best known for Inventing and Co-Founding SuperBetter. This game has helped more than 1 million players tackle health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and traumatic brain injury. Her TED Talks about gaming and longevity have over 15 million views, and she’s been named by Fast Company as one of the “Top 100 Creative People in Business.” _____________ Resources Urgent Optimists - an Institute for the Future community, urgentoptimists.org Buy her book, Imaginable - https://www.spiegelandgrau.com/imaginable Levels: Real-time feedback on how diet impacts your health. levels.link/peter Consider a journey to optimize your body with LifeForce. Learn more about Abundance360. Learn more about Moonshots & Mindsets.
Gwyneth Paltrow x Jane McGonigal: How to Think Like a Futurist
The goop Podcast
“The reason that I get so excited about future thinking and helping people play with future scenarios is that those are the habits that keep our mind unstuck,” says future forecaster, game designer, and author Jane McGonigal. In her book, Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything, McGonigal shares tools—and games—for envisioning the future before it arrives. She and GP talk about the signals that shape change (and how to spot them yourself) and why video games have the potential to help us heal. Toward the end, McGonigal shares what gives her hope for the future and her predictions on what we should be paying attention to in the next ten years. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
690: Jane McGonigal | How to See the Future and Be Ready for Anything
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) is a futurist who specializes in designing games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, and is the bestselling author of Reality is Broken and SuperBetter. Her latest book is Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything ? Even Things That Seem Impossible Today. What We Discuss with Jane McGonigal: Why it is more important to be imaginative and insightful than to be 100 percent right when trying to predict what the future has in store for us. How do we embrace problem scenarios and their solutions ahead of actual emergencies with an attitude of motivation and hope rather than dread? The imaginative value of scheduling personal and professional plans on your calendar 10 years in advance. How you can train yourself to spot signals of change that give you an edge on foresight (without falling down conspiracy theory rabbit holes), and imagine the ways anything can be different in the future. The First 5 Minutes of the Future: a game Jane developed that helps you consider what to do when the next "unthinkable" change happens. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/690 Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Miss the show where we interviewed Google’s Eric Schmidt? Catch up by listening to episode 201: Eric Schmidt | How a Coach Can Bring out the Best in You here! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
Futurist Jane McGonigal creates games that predict and simulate hard to imagine futures. In this episode of the podcast, she teaches us to think like futurists and become more resilient to future shocks – both in our personal lives and when we are faced with unfolding global events. She shows us that 'unimaginable' events aren't unimaginable before they happen. It is possible to see them coming and feel ready for anything, even things that seem impossible today.By learning to think the unthinkable and imagine the unimaginable we can better plan for a future we'd like to see. And by seeing what's coming faster, we can become more optimistic agents of change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/jane-mcgonigal-game-designer-and-futurist/ If you're enjoying the Cool Tools podcast, check out our paperback book Four Favorite Tools: Fantastic tools by 150 notable creators, available in both Color or B&W on Amazon: https://geni.us/fourfavoritetools Jane McGonigal is a game designer and futurist, and the author of Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything—Even Things That Seem Impossible Today. She is also Director of Game Research and Development for the Institute For The Future. Follow Jane on Twitter @avantgame, or visit her websites: janemcgonigal.com and urgentoptimists.org.
Predict The FUTURE, Feel Ready for ANYTHING and Prepare for the World AHEAD | Jane McGonigal
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Check out our sponsors: Athletic Greens: Go to athleticgreens.com/impact and receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! Skillshare: Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/impacttheory for a 1 month FREE trial of Premium Membership. TextExpander: Go to textexpander.com/podcast and get 20% off your first year!SmileBrilliant: Use code IMPACT for 20% off site-wide at smilebrilliant.com"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan KayIn today’s era of ever-accelerating change, it might seem impossible to predict the future with any degree of accuracy. Likewise, it might be easy to assume that the only way to do so is through sophisticated AI algorithms and data science.Incredibly, Jane McGonigal and her colleagues at Institute for the Future have been able to predict several of today’s most disruptive trends as much as ten years in advance.Through her innovative use of alternate reality games, hyper-specific journaling techniques, and something called “future backcasting”, Jane continues to not only lay out seemingly impossible future scenarios, but also help prepare people to be proactive in building the future they want to see.If you like what you see in today’s episode, then I highly encourage you to check out Jane’s latest book, Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything―Even Things That Seem Impossible TodayOrder your copy by clicking here: https://amzn.to/3JwImO2 SHOW NOTES:00:00 | Introduction01:40 | A New Approach to Futurism13:23 | The Psychology of Predicting the Future22:50 | Rehearsing Catastrophes32:56 | How to Practice for the Future38:18 | Crypto, Government, and Privacy48:31 | Future Backcasting53:54 | The Future of Web3 GamingQUOTES:“The brain normally assumes things will continue as they are. But what that means is it can be very hard to wake up and realize this thing that used to be true is no longer true, or this assumption I had is no longer helpful.” [09:54]“We do try to have this balance of positive and shadow imagination, because really, any future is going to have complications, but also perhaps unexpected benefits where people use it as an opportunity to create positive change.” [15:31]“To start your process of having to adapt or deal with a crisis or disruption from a state of confidence and clarity, rather than anxiety, confusion, feeling helpless - it really changes the way that you emotionally experience things that can create a lot of suffering.” [26:53]“Try to backcast all the way to as far as what could you do in the next 24 hours to make this future more likely. Just force yourself to roll up your sleeves and do something to start trying to have an impact on this future.” [51:51]Follow Jane McGonigal:Website: https://janemcgonigal.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/avantgame LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3jpyRpj Urgent Optimists: https://urgentoptimists.org/ Order your copy of Imaginable: https://amzn.to/3JwImO2
Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas
Today we welcome Jane McGonigal. She is a world-renowned game designer who challenges players to tackle real-world problems such as poverty, depression, and climate change through collaboration. Jane is also a future forecaster, serving as the current Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future. Her games and forecasting work have been featured in The New York Times, Wired, The Economist, CNN, NPR and more. As a two-time New York Times bestselling author, she has recently published her third book called Imaginable. In this episode, I talk to Jane McGonigal about the intersection of gaming and future forecasting. Jane asserts that games are not just for escapist entertainment; they could also be used to help prepare us for what’s to come. Imagining fictional simulations can inspire us to make present changes which can influence our personal and collective futures for the better. We also touch on the topics of creativity, psychotherapy, forecasting, hope, and tech. Website: janemcgonigal.comTwitter: @avantgame Topics02:08 Futurist game design05:44 Imagination and the psychological safety of games09:17 Forecasting and psychotherapy 15:54 Urgent optimism21:10 Predicting the COVID-19 pandemic in 201023:52 Can we predict our own futures?27:50 Affective vs behavioral forecasting34:05 The Institute for the Future36:52 Future scenarios change present behavior41:41 The perils and promise of facial recognition47:24 Assessment and benefits of futurist imagination52:45 The need for more longitudinal studies
#579: Jane McGonigal — How She Predicted COVID in 2010, Becoming the Expert of Your Own Future, Trust Warfare, the 10-Year Winter, and How to Cultivate Optimism
The Tim Ferriss Show
Jane McGonigal's new books details how she creates alternate reality games in which people take part in virtual worlds, and, in so doing, gain a sensitively to the cues (and a familiarity with the conditions) that could lead to certain outcomes, making it possible to both prevent those outcomes and create the futures they'd rather live in instead.LINK TO LINK TO THE FREE CONVERSATION LAB WORKSHOP: https://www.mishaglouberman.com/free-convolab-march14Patreon: http://patreon.com/youarenotsosmart