Crowdsourcing AIDS, Politics: Power to the Online People infographic



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?

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