Laugh Future

Tokyo - Submitted by gamemakeryuta on Jan 30 2014

The law is enforced and people must make someone smile or laugh at least once per a day. People get money from city government for the times of what they must do.

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Phillip Cohen
Feb 7 2014
8:19 PM
Love the idea
Logistics( 3 )
What resources would you need to mobilize to make this future real?
BriannaSmrke
Feb 2 2014
11:06 PM
Can the health benefits of laughter be quantified in terms of money and then deducted from someone's taxes? We'd also need a way to measure if someone was really laughing. Body sensors?
Phillip Cohen
Feb 7 2014
8:19 PM
I think that you should look at making it into a massive Alternative Reality Game (ARG) where you have to make a certain amount of people laugh everyday and that's how you progress through the levels. To eventually become a Master Laughmaker.
RickyDub
Feb 20 2014
7:15 PM
How do people keep track of how many people they made smile or laugh? Are they trusted to keep a tally themselves? Do they take a picture or video every time? Is there a program for their Smart device that picks up on the sound of nearby laughter and submits the tally at the end of the day?
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What could get in the way of this future?
Phillip Cohen
Feb 7 2014
8:21 PM
I think to make it law will make people resistant and take the fun out of it.
RickyDub
Feb 20 2014
7:13 PM
I like the idea of a positive incentive you have, but what if people got something besides money? Like, if every time they made someone laugh, they got points, kind of like in the ARG idea, and the number of points you get translates into discounts at city-funded events like art exhibitions, cultural festivals or symphonies?