Our last reading in the course is from this book:
What are McGonigal’s (2011) fourteen ways to fix reality? In which one do you believe most? What are your thoughts on some of the statements she makes, such as:
“The industry has consistently proven itself, and it will continue to be, our single best research laboratory for discovering new ways to reliably and efficiently engineer optimal human happiness” (p. 346).
“Games don’t distract us from our real lives. They fill our real lives: with positive emotions, positive activity, positive experiences and positive strengths. Games aren’t leading us to the downfall of human civilization. They’re leading us to its reinvention”. (p. 354)
Here is her speaking on this topic. Looking forward to your comments!
McGonigal, J. (2011). “Conclusion: Reality is better”. In Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. Penguin Books: NY. (pp. 346-354)