Can you make the world better by playing games?
Sure: Fold enzymes on fold.it. Scientists tried for 15 years to fold a H.I.V related enzyme, fold.it solved it in 15 days.
You know better than the government? Look at social impact bonds.
Want to improve ethical behavior of large corporations? Donate to a convent.
Under the condition that they use it to buy enough shares to submit resolutions at shareholder meetings. And if that doesn’t work, the church has centuries of experience with public shaming. As Sister Nora Nash of the Sisters of St. Francis put it: “We’re not here to put corporations down. We’re here to improve their sense of responsibility.”
- Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world (YouTube, TED version) Thanks to Alex Jones for pointing that out. If you want to play the games mentioned in the video, they are here.
I saw a TED video on this, it is an awesome way to solve problems by converting problems into games.
Do you have a link?
I am not sure if this is the one:
Hard to find videos I have watched on TED.
Most TED videos can now be found on YouTube, too. They are missing the transcript but at least you can add them to a playlist of your choice.