5 thoughts on “January 29, 2019

  1. The same premise behind the Star Gate Universe pilot – the “government” couldn’t crack the alien code so they made a game and invited math hackers to play.

  2. I wonder if this is a nod to when something similar actually happened, or simply a coincidence where a joke mirrored reality? Some years ago, a ‘puzzle game’ was made based around how proteins fold (supposedly “one of the hardest and most expensive problems in biology today.”) In 3 weeks, gamers just ‘playing a puzzle game’ managed to figure solve a problem that had stumped scientists utilizing supercomputers for over a decade.

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