Online gamers have solved the structure of a retrovirus enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists for over a decade. This is the first instance that researchers are aware of in which gamers solved a longstanding scientific problem.
Researchers document the existence of collective intelligence among groups of people who cooperate well, showing that such intelligence extends beyond the cognitive abilities of the groups' individual members and that the tendency to cooperate effectively is linked to the number of women in a group.
We’re constantly asked about "Web 3.0." Is it the semantic web? The sentient web? Is it the social web? The mobile web? Is it some form of virtual reality? Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle answer these questions and define the concept of "web squared" in this enlightening white paper.
Hiroshi Tasaka talks about the paradox that knowledge actually is loosing its value in our society and that wisdom and collective intelligence become more important. According to him, companies have to open up to the web 2.0 in order to end the old-fashioned capitalism we know.