Games being turned into potential cures! Who knew that crowdsourcing science could be so much fun! 57,000 Foldit players proved that supercomputers don’t stand a chance against their collective intelligence!
“We’re combining computational power and human brainpower to tackle important problems that neither one of them can do alone.” – David Baker, a UW biochemistry professor.
I was looking for another guest for Future140 and I got a hold of somone on Twitter who was attempting something rather inspiring. This person’s name is Ryan Leach and he knows a thing or two about zombies, but what attracted me to him was his effort to channel the power of the collective. His project depends on one thing in order to succeed, collaboration. It is called “Lost Zombies” and it combines zombie roleplaying with social networking and croudsourcing media in order to produce a film like none other that I’d ever seen. I was intrigued.
He left me a short message about his project. I uploaded it on Future140 as a micro-podcast (in 140 seconds or less (listen here!) ). He really inspired me.