After watching the TED talk I was very surprised at how convincing McGonigal’s argument was for how gaming can change our world. It definitely gave me a different perspective on gaming, a world of which I truly know very little about. I think she brought up the 4 valid points about what characteristics that gamers share to which a change can be brought about by.
As well though I believe it was Laura who brought up a valid point. The games that McGonigal and her team were inventing were games that no one is going to play really. As what was discussed, games are used to enter a realty with problems that are solvable and ultimately a reality which is cooler than the one that we are physically born into (at least most of us). So what sort of change and type of game needs to be developed to create this skills and harness them for use in the physical ‘real’ world? This is a great idea, but is it realistic for this idea to be put into place in the real world?