You're invited to a Night of Urgent Optimism!
April 12, 2022 at 5:00pm PT
We're thrilled to announce that IFTF's renowned research director, forecaster, alternate-reality game designer, and New York Times-bestselling author Jane McGonigal has a new book coming out: IMAGINABLE: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything—Even Things That Seem Impossible Today (Spiegel & Grau, 2022). Imaginable teaches us how to envision the future before it arrives and provides us with the tools to help shape the world we want to live in.
Join author Jane McGonigal for a live virtual event that will help you tap into your own sense of authentic hope for the future. Jane will teach you how to play her favorite games from the book. She'll show you how to practice creative mindsets that can keep you feeling motivated and ready for anything (even things that seem impossible today). The festivities will also include an audience Q & A with Jane, so come with your questions! Participation in this exclusive event is limited to individuals who pre-order a signed copy of Imaginable from Book Passage by March 21, 2022.
Pre order your signed copy now before March 22, and we’ll invite you to an exclusive live book event with Jane on April 12!
A world-renowned future forecaster and game designer teaches us to envision the future before it arrives—and gives us the tools to help shape the world we want to live in.
The COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most disruptive events in human history, has made it more challenging than ever to feel prepared, hopeful, and equipped to face the future with optimism. How do we map out our lives when it feels 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:
· 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
· develop the courage and vision to solve problems creatively
· take actions and make decisions that will help shape the future we desire
· 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.
Jane McGonigal is a future forecaster and designer of reality games created to improve real lives and solve real problems. She is also the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (Penguin Press, 2011) and SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully (Penguin Press, 2016), and her TED talks on how gaming can improve our lives have more than 15 million views. She is the Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future, a non-profit research group in Palo Alto, California, currently teaches the course "How to Think Like a Futurist" at Stanford University, and is the lead instructor for the Institute for the Future's series on the Coursera platform. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.