Game for Survival
It's not going to be easy. But it's going to be worth it.
What we’re doing is we’re using all of our creativity, and all of our bravery and honesty and courage. So I ask you, in your next project, in your next effort, how can you do this? How can you help us see and feel the future? See something distant and far away?
Why does it work? Again, we’re carrying our trash. We’re helping people see the delayed and distant implications of their actions in a way that is meaningful, that touches hearts…and helps compel people to action in some powerful way.
After playing the game, 83 percent were more likely to take action on climate.
People get creative in a game. They play, they experiment, they try new things, they get big, they get bold…And people are seeing, how do they depend on each other. They need each other. They work together to solve this big problem.
The Buddhists say that the illusion of separateness is the source of all our suffering… If that’s the case, could the experience of interdependence be the source of our joy?
In this world, there’s no away.
When cause and effect are distant in time and space, we don’t learn. We don’t know how to respond and improve our actions.
I’m going to tell you two stories of games that have helped solve this exact problem. Playful, competitive interventions into the world - games - that help solve complex problems. And then I’m going to ask you to do more than you’ve ever done to take the actions that will avoid these big problems that we’re seeing. Because we can do it.