It should not blow our minds, but it does anyway. Look at these stats. Gamers took days to solve an AIDS research problem that’d been tormenting scientists for more than a decade. And would you believe there are now more Internet-connected devices than people on Earth?
The extraordinary power of the virtual Internet continent — with a population the size of North America, Latin America and the countries in the Middle East combined — really shows through in this Power to the Online People infographic. Credit and special thanks to: Opensite.org
The fact that gamers in a few days solved a sticky proteomics problem world scientists have been pondering for years in AIDS research alone is a staggering data point of this graphic. Holy cow. That was fast. What’s next?