I got some feedback in Facebook thanking me for posting about the video of Will Wright's talk at TED. So, I thought I would post about it here to spread it a little farther rather than hiding it in Jaiku.
Wright talks about his upcoming / much awaited game Spore in the context of thinking about how "games" or rather tools that appear as games, can help us understand/explore the world around us. Will Wright, for those who aren't gamers, is the creator of all of the "Sim" series of games, starting way back in 1989 with SimCity.
To say that I'm looking forward to this "game" is a bit of an understatement.