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Math Public Offering

put numbers on the open market
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Why not allow people to own and speculate on the popularity of numbers as measured by a sydtem like google? You could even allow companies to sponsor numbers. "Pi by Verizon", etc.
JesusHChrist, Jun 16 2013

Previously halfbaked Privatise_20the_20numbers_20system
[nineteenthly] beat you to it [lurch, Jun 16 2013]


       I'll buy shares in "1". According to Benford's law, it is by far the commonest digit found at the start of numbers in most real-world collections of numbers.   

       Oddly, though, if you do a Google for any single digit, it gives the same answer: "About 25,270,000,000 hits".   

       This is strange, because other people must have noticed and recorded this phenomenon, which should make "0" more common than the others.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 16 2013

       As a general rule, any "make money by claiming rights to something everybody needs" scheme is most likely going to be unoriginal.   

       No matter how much delusion you sell, you will never have any less.
lurch, Jun 16 2013

       //likely going to be unoriginal//   

       Curses, deletes Sell Oxygen On the Moon idea
theircompetitor, Jun 16 2013


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