BetterWorldians Radio is marking its 100th episode with special guest Nolan Bushnell, the creator of the gaming system ATARI. BetterWorldians Radio is an online show and podcast that inspires listeners with the people and ideas that are making the world a better place. (BetterWorldiansRadio.com)
On this special episode of BetterWorldians Radio, Bushnell discusses the groundbreaking technology he created to help make the world a better place. Bushnell detailed the founding of cutting-edge gaming system ATARI, and why he chose to limit violence in the system’s games. Nolan also discussed his mission to innovate and improve the educational process through his companies BrainRush and Snap Institute.
Bushnell said, “I think the world is a better place when people can learn faster, be smarter, be more successful, and impact the world… it’s about engendering tens of thousands of people to impact the world.”
"We were honored to have Nolan Bushnell, a legendary Silicon Valley pioneer who continues to bring dynamic innovations to market, on BetterWorldians Radio to discuss how games and technology can change the world,” said co-host Gregory Hansell. “We had a fun, wide-ranging chat covering his founding days at Atari where he once hired Steve Jobs, his experience merging games and education at BrainRush, and discussed his current startup creating the Snap Institute to boost entrepreneurship. Nolan’s awesome blend of business-maven-meets-mad-scientist makes him a unique BetterWorldian from whom we are sure to see a lot more. He was the perfect guest to round out 100 episodes of BetterWorldians Radio."
Listen to the episode featuring Nolan Bushnell and more at BetterWorldiansRadio.com.
About BetterWorldians Radio:
BetterWorldians Radio is an online show and podcast available at BetterWorldiansRadio.com. BetterWorldians Radio is hosted by Ray, MarySue and Gregory Hansell, the family team that created the popular game on Facebook, A Better World. This game rewards players for doing good deeds while helping to raise money and awareness for charities. Over 4 million people have performed over 40 million good deeds in A Better World to date. BetterWorldians Radio is produced in Wayne, PA.
About Nolan Bushnell:
Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and scientist. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater. Nolan is passionate about enhancing and improving the educational process by integrating the latest in brain science, and enjoys motivating and inspiring others with his views on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and education. Nolan received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah, where he is a Distinguished Fellow and also attended Stanford University Graduate School.