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McGonigal: "The Vanguard of Reality Hacking"

New Yorker have posted up a video of researcher Jane McGonigal talking about “the intersection between games and reality.” She talks about some of her experiments in gaming, as well as looking at what’s most interesting experimental game development at the moment, alternate reality gaming, and how massively-multiplayer gaming could have benefits for the world at large. Some entirely out of context sample quotes:

“I have a dream of building an MMO where my dog is my avatar.”

“We’re going to move toward building a reality that works more like our favourite games.”

“Everybody has to calm down and relax in order to win the game.”

“I like to think of these as the vanguard of reality hacking.”

Go watch.

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