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Hive Mind Olympics

Internet communities compete
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Held once every four years, this is a round robin battle between hiveminds (for example Reddit vs. Digg). The competitions could revolve around typical idolized internet hobbies such hacking, porn perusing, meme generating, etc. or even real world stuff like, first community to discover something and publish in Nature. There would have to be rules. Rules that can't be broken. And a way to determine that.
leinypoo13, Oct 25 2010


       // Hive Mind //   

       We're in.   

8th of 7, Oct 25 2010

       [+], though details need working out. Either a real world accomplishment, or the solving of some puzzle would work well, in terms of verifiability, and the latter's probably much easier to implement. Publishing in Nature might work, but it's too 20th century; should be something more Internet-y Producing works of art would be good, too, though that'd require a jury.   

       If this worked out the first couple of times, the organizers would, for sure, start treating the competition as a problem-solving machine, setting questions like "prove the Reimann conjecture" or "predict the value of a Euro, in Dollars, 18 months from now."
mouseposture, Oct 26 2010

       Halfbakery vs. Whynot.net, practical category.
RayfordSteele, Oct 26 2010

       Hive Chess could be interesting. Everyone submits a move and the most popular move is used.   

       Or a co-op version of an existing God game where the characters are drones. You would each make a tiny move per day like 'carry a piece of wood from lumberjack to timber mill'. Anyone could initiate building, but many other people would have to continue it to finish it.
marklar, Oct 26 2010

       Digg is losing. It announced today that 30% of its staff are being let go, I believe.
infidel, Oct 26 2010

       //practical category//   

       Anyone else read that as 'piratical category' at first?   


       "AAaaaarrrrr !! "   

8th of 7, Oct 26 2010

       Nifty [+]
xxobot, Oct 26 2010

       Digg sucks since the restructure, no-one goes there anymore
simonj, Oct 28 2010

       //Hive Chess could be interesting. Everyone submits a move and the most popular move is used.   

       Now this I like..Democracy chess
simonj, Oct 28 2010

       @[mouseposture] sp. Riemann, shirley?
pertinax, Oct 30 2010

       [pertinax] You're right, asking them to prove a conjecture that doesn't even exist, like the Reimann, might be a tad *too* challenging.
mouseposture, Oct 30 2010

       // Democracy chess //   

       "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in very large numbers"
8th of 7, Oct 30 2010


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