Keen On… Jane McGonigal: Is Gaming the Opium of the People? (TCTV)

Is gaming like religion – a way of taking our minds off reality and indulging in unrealizable fantasies?

Not according to Jane McGonigal, one of electronic gaming’s most articulate evangelists. According to McGonigal, gaming is real rather than a fantasy and it not only makes us better people but also improves the world. Indeed, McGonigal even suggests that we might need a 21st century political party which builds its message around the promise of gaming.

Could the Gaming Party be any worse than the Republicans or Democrats?

To see why reality is broken, watch yesterday’s interview with McGonigal.

McGonigal on gaming as the opium of the people

McGonigal on the politics of gaming