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Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything—Even Things that Seem Impossible Today

Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything—Even Things that Seem Impossible Today

Written by Jane McGonigal

Narrated by Jane McGonigal


Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything—Even Things that Seem Impossible Today

Written by Jane McGonigal

Narrated by Jane McGonigal

ratings:
4/5 (1 rating)
Length:
16 hours
Released:
Mar 22, 2022
ISBN:
9781954118126
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Practical and illuminating…

Jane McGonigal made a living predicting how people might react to unimaginable circumstances. In 2008, the game designer and author of New York Times bestseller “Reality is Broken” even ran a simulation that accurately predicted many aspects of the pandemic. In her newest release, McGonigal shares how the act of imagining the future can change yourself and the world, as well as practical and illuminating tips that will inspire even the most die-hard nihilist.

Description

World-renowned future forecaster, game designer, and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jane McGonigal gives us the tools to imagine the future without fear.
“An accessible, optimistic field guide to the future.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Reading this book is like sitting down with a creative, optimistic friend—and getting up as a new version of yourself.” – Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When
The COVID-19 pandemic, increasingly frequent climate disasters, a new war — events we might have called “unimaginable” or “unthinkable” in the past are now reality. Today it feels more challenging than ever to feel unafraid, hopeful, and equipped to face the future with optimism. How do we map out our lives when it seems impossible to predict what the world will be like next week, let alone next year or next decade? What we need now are strategies to help us recover our confidence and creativity in facing uncertain futures.
In Imaginable, Jane McGonigal draws on the latest scientific research in psychology and neuroscience to show us how to train our minds to think the unthinkable and imagine the unimaginable. She invites us to play with the provocative thought experiments and future simulations she’s designed exclusively for this book, with the goal to:
1. Build our collective imagination so that we can dive into the future and envision, in surprising detail, what our lives will look like ten years from now
2. Develop the courage and vision to solve problems creatively
3. Take actions and make decisions that will help shape the future we desire
4. Access “urgent optimism,” an unstoppable force within each of us that activates our sense of agency
Imaginable teaches us to be fearless, resilient, and bold in realizing a world with possibilities we cannot yet imagine—until reading this transformative, inspiring, and necessary book
Released:
Mar 22, 2022
ISBN:
9781954118126
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Jane McGonigal, Ph.D., is the Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future. Her work has been featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times and on MTV, CNN, and NPR. She has been called one of the top ten innovators to watch (BusinessWeek), one of the one hundred most creative people in business (Fast Company), and one of the fifty most important people in gaming (Game Developers Magazine). She has given keynote addresses at TED, South by Southwest Interactive, and the Gave Developers Conference, and foresight and strategic advice to companies such as Microsoft, Nintendo, Nike, SAP, Wells Fargo, and Disney.



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  • (4/5)
    Very interesting. I feel more prepared to deal with the future, and how to find ways to stay on top of the ever-changing landscape. However, I felt it dragged on and sections were repeated almost word for word. Could have been half as long. But overall a very interesting topic. Her interview on the Tim Ferriss Show was amazing and I hoped the book would have been just as good but it wasn’t.