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Human Brain Cloud

Kyle Gabler started a project called "Human Brain Cloud", a massively multiplayer word association game or experiment. As Kyle says: The idea is that given a word, a player types in the first thing that comes to mind and the results are combined into a giant network. For instance given the word "volcano", a common word people might submit would be "lava", and this would result in a very strong connection between "volcano" and "lava". On the other hand, given the word "volcano", fewer people might associate it with something like "birthday party", resulting in a very weak connection or no connection at all. Pretty sweet and addicting stuff, try it out. Since computers are not able to make these sort of connections, this is a fantastic experiment, and if it interests you, check out what Luis von Ahn does with Captchas.

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