Angele Zamarron

Olympia, WA, United States

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Angele Zamarron
Posted over 4 years ago
Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world
I don't think addictive reward systems work. People get tired of it eventually. I think most players recognize that they are addicted, and the ones who crave challenge and betterment will move on to new games, or focus their energy on real life. If we want to save the world or have real life epic wins, we need to make smart people, and we need people not to be satisfied with reward systems that don't require collaboration or offer real skill improvement. That's why I think that to make the world more like a video game we really just need to educate people about problems/scientific research/art/everything from an early age so children can get excited about things. Now that we have the internet, teachers should be able to find resources for things their kids are interested in and should be passionate about helping kids learn what gets their minds rolling.
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Angele Zamarron
Posted over 4 years ago
Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world
When I read "reality is broken and we need to make it more like a game" I really thought her talk was going somewhere radical. I thought her ideas for a solution to the problem of real life being a place where individuals can't achieve epic wins would be more based in revolutionary reform toward a real life environment where a person can easily find problem they can work on as well collaborators for actual epic wins. I wonder what percentage of people who actually changed their habits while playing World Without Oil have kept those habits. It's a neat idea, but I think the solution to making the world more like a video game isn't by making video games that force you to change real life habits, but by doing something that will alter our American culture from our tendency to compete for individual recognition rather than work together like people do in MMO's and online FPS's. I think the answer requires changing the teachers and bullshit of public education.