With personal feelings put aside and sociological theoretical depictions brought to the forefront, it is interesting to compare some of Jane's ideas with that of both Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. The theorist who stood out right away, being exemplified through Jane's positive attitude claims on a much larger, macro-level scale, was Emile Durkheim. Jane's ideas about transcending human's as a resource through the social fabrics of gaming into something that might solve world hunger, poverty, and global warming was nothing short of functionalism at it's best. Jane's platform for social structure and maintaining positive social order is the online world, and online gaming is the vehicle for change.
Johnson, Ryan B.
"Online Gaming Can Make a Better World: Jane McGonigal,"
Perspectives: Vol. 2, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholars.unh.edu/perspectives/vol2/iss1/12