Thursday, 28 February 2013

Solving hard problems with games we already play

Someone needs to work on encoding our hard problems into games we already play. If all those hours spent playing Solitaire on Windows could actually also be used, completely invisibly, to get people to figure out how proteins fold up, that would be an amazing gain.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - I have no idea how to do that, though.
PPS - Probably the game mechanics are usually too different to be twisted into solving problems.

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