This is a great idea that more people should be doing and more people should even know about it! Heck I’ll throw out my cards, Monopoly and even my Chess set if I could play a game and be part of finding the cure for Cancer or something else bad for you. School educators should make this game available as an elective or even part of a curriculum for students to learn while having fun. After all, many school systems have kids participating in virtual stock market trading games; Why not our ever so needed research into finding cures for our ailments?
The game is a success! The gamers already solved the riddle of the HIV or AIDS enzyme. According to an article published in the Scientific American magazine, the gamers of Foldit provided the crucial insights to solve the structure of a protein-sniping enzyme critical for reproduction of the AIDS virus. With the help from game-players’ strategies, researchers revealed the enzymes’ structure within three weeks and identified targets for drugs to neutralize it.
Just yesterday I spoke of resolutions that could help us all. Well, here is a way we can all participate for free our thoughts and perceptions to actually help humanity in a fun way. No computer can judge and make common sense decisions like a human can. This is the area where we all are still necessary in this world. Resolve to do things that are good for society not just the most publicized awful game out there.