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Jane McGonigal:
The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

TEDGlobal 2012 · 19:30 · Filmed Jun 2012
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Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life
19:30 · Filmed June 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

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Reality is broken, says Jane McGonigal, and we need to make it work more like a game. Her work shows us how. Full bio
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