Are Video Games the Future of Education?

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Naveen Jain, Founder of The World Innovation Institute, argues that the key to education reform should be interactive media.


The Economist Presents: Ideas Economy: Innovation 2012

Long-Term Innovation: The Long Conversation

In a world fraught with political fighting and short-termism, this special session from The Long Now Foundation will explore ways to build a culture of innovation for the twenty-first century, and maybe even save the planet along the way.

Ideas Economy: Innovation will explore the role of governments, corporations and individuals as drivers of innovation and will develop prescriptions that lead to lasting progress and prosperity. Conference attendees will engage in a lively examination of current political and economic policies around the world, develop a keen understanding of how the forces of globalization affect the ways companies innovate and manage innovation, and discuss what individuals can do, not only to energize their own creative and intellectual potential, but to develop jobs, improve company earnings, and contribute to economic growth around the world.

Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and a technology pioneer. He is founder of World Innovation Institute, Moon Express, Intelius and InfoSpace. Jain is trustee of the board at X Prize Foundation and Singularity University. He is a member of Pacific Council on International Policy and Explorer Club. Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the Albert Einstein Technology Medal for pioneers in technology, Top 20 Entrepreneurs and Life Time Achievement Award for Contribution to Technology and Entrepreneurship by Red Herring, Light of India Award for Business Leadership by The Times Group, Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur by Silicon India, and Six People Who Will Change the Internet by Information Week.



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