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Experimental singularity

Simulate the technological singularity right here on the halfbakery
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The singularity is a very half-baked idea out in the "real world" beyond these hallowed precincts. The flakey speculation is that as the rate of tech progress increases, stuff happens faster and faster in an exponential growth until too much stuff tries to happen at the same time and the world comes to an end or something.

Proposed is an ambitious dispersed collective sociotechnographic experiment to simulate or model such a phenomenon.

How it works: All contributing users of the halfbakery are automatically signed up.

Each contributing user starts a spreadsheet where they record how often they log in, annotate, vote or post an idea.

Once everyone has done that and can see their average current rate, they paste a formula into the next column of the spreadsheet which tells them what time they need to log in, or post, or whatever.

The formula increments the rate of activity at an exponential rate, such that by the end of the week the activity rate of all users will trend towards infinity.

pocmloc, Dec 09 2021

EuSpRiG: Horror Stories http://www.eusprig.org/horror-stories.htm
The *billions* of pounds/dollars and Euros that are lost as a result of using spreadsheets would easily fund a small national state. This collection limited only to those ones made public. [zen_tom, Dec 10 2021]

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       spreadsheet = boke
xenzag, Dec 09 2021
  

       So, we try and crash the server or something with a halfbaked bitcoin of gibberish?
RayfordSteele, Dec 09 2021
  

       Also spelt boak.   

       Anyway, spreadsheets are amazing. I think they can be used for anything, really I don't see the use or need for any other file-type. Anything can be embedded in or wrapped as a spreadsheet, and if it can't then it's not worth doing.
pocmloc, Dec 09 2021
  

       //will trend towards infinity//
My fingers can only type so fast...
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 09 2021
  

       //I think they can be used for anything,//   

       Many software houses have successfully based their business model on rescuing companies which believed this.
pertinax, Dec 09 2021
  

       Spreadsheets are amazing.   

       But not Excel. It was not written with "amazing" in mind. Although the Easter Eggs are fun.
RayfordSteele, Dec 10 2021
  
      
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