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April 28, 2011

US military offers $40,000 challenge to internet users
also Mit Red Balloon Team Wins Darpa Network Challenge
  • The first link details the contest (finished months ago) and the second gives a little more information as well as the winner. The actual resulting knowledge would be more interesting, but the speculation is worth its own time. The idea of crowd sourcing a problem and the resulting patterns, behaviour, relationships and small scale politics is an intruiging one. A scenario like this where the motivation is money will be different than when it is done for passion, out of fear, or for less tangible gain, including scientific curiousity.
  • Tags: DARPA, crowd sourcing, information, intelligence, Internet, military, politics, relationships, research, social network

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