Video Games Aid Modern Science, Put Monkeys Out of Work

Posted by | October 24, 2011

You know that saying about an infinite horde of monkeys at an infinite parade of typewriters? Well, these days, who uses typewriters when we have computers? And who uses monkeys when we have gamers? Scientists are discovering the power the gaming community and our unholy obsession with breaking systems and filling up bars. To harness our dark arts, the lab boys are building games that let gamers work on real-world problems, and give back real-world data. The key word is toy-like, that is, turning hard science into something you can play with. CNN has the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    October 24, 2011 7:10 am

    And all you did last night was grind faction rep.

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