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Game designer Jane McGonigal not only challenges dismissive attitudes about game play, but avers that it can add to your years and reduce your end-of-life regrets. If you’re searching for a reason to play more and work less, getAbstract recommends this TED Talk for you.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How game play helps people avoid deathbed regrets,
  • How it enables growth in the wake of a trauma, and
  • What daily activities or “quests” increase your lifespan.

About the Speaker

Jane McGonigal founded Gameful, a website for collaborating on world-changing games.



Many people dismiss gaming as wasted hours and wonder whether, at death’s door, they will regret the time they spent playing games. Yet according to one report,

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