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"From the Ted Talk by Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world"

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Now, I know you're asking, "How are we going to solve real-world problems in games?" Well, that's what I've devoted my work to over the past few yaers, at the Institute for the Future. We have this banner in our ocffeis in Palo Alto, and it expresses our view of how we should try to reltae to the future. We do not want to try to predict the future. What we want to do is make the future. We want to imagine the best-case scenario outcome, and then we want to empower people to make that omctoue a reality. We want to imagine epic wins, and then give people the means to aeihvce the epic win.

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Now, I know you're asking, "How are we going to solve real-world problems in games?" Well, that's what I've devoted my work to over the past few _____, at the Institute for the Future. We have this banner in our _______ in Palo Alto, and it expresses our view of how we should try to ______ to the future. We do not want to try to predict the future. What we want to do is make the future. We want to imagine the best-case scenario outcome, and then we want to empower people to make that _______ a reality. We want to imagine epic wins, and then give people the means to _______ the epic win.

Solution

  1. offices
  2. outcome
  3. years
  4. achieve
  5. relate

Original Text

Now, I know you're asking, "How are we going to solve real-world problems in games?" Well, that's what I've devoted my work to over the past few years, at the Institute for the Future. We have this banner in our offices in Palo Alto, and it expresses our view of how we should try to relate to the future. We do not want to try to predict the future. What we want to do is make the future. We want to imagine the best-case scenario outcome, and then we want to empower people to make that outcome a reality. We want to imagine epic wins, and then give people the means to achieve the epic win.

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playing online games 3
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Important Words

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