The wisdom of the crowd<br />And how Star Wars, Avatar and Isaac Asimov have been right all along. <br />
The original cave man dude …<br />
He heard stuff, saw things and told others …<br />
Voila! We have the evolved internet dude<br />
     Goldcorp finds 9B $ worth gold via online contest<br />
Wikipedia has 8M+ articles: 31 employees (?)<br />
Fold.it – Crowd plays puzzle game to fold protein molecules and contribute to R&D for AIDS cure<br />
2009 – Tweets reach faster than earthquake waves<br />
Yahoo Answers - 750M+ queries answered<br />* However weird the queries might be<br />
2010 – Twitter predicts Oscars by 91% accuracy<br />
Can this be the future of our crowds?<br />
Foundation Novels: Statistics applied to large groups of people predicts future of society<br />* It’s called Psychohistor...
Use the force, Luke!<br />
Whole planet as a telepathic group consciousness?<br />
You are always a part of the crowd. Think about it!<br />
Learning how to stand out is the key to success<br />
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Ignite Mumbai: Past, Present and Future of socities

  1. 1. The wisdom of the crowd<br />And how Star Wars, Avatar and Isaac Asimov have been right all along. <br />
  2. 2. The original cave man dude …<br />
  3. 3. He heard stuff, saw things and told others …<br />
  4. 4. Voila! We have the evolved internet dude<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6.
  7. 7.
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Goldcorp finds 9B $ worth gold via online contest<br />
  10. 10. Wikipedia has 8M+ articles: 31 employees (?)<br />
  11. 11. Fold.it – Crowd plays puzzle game to fold protein molecules and contribute to R&D for AIDS cure<br />
  12. 12. 2009 – Tweets reach faster than earthquake waves<br />
  13. 13. Yahoo Answers - 750M+ queries answered<br />* However weird the queries might be<br />
  14. 14. 2010 – Twitter predicts Oscars by 91% accuracy<br />
  15. 15. Can this be the future of our crowds?<br />
  16. 16. Foundation Novels: Statistics applied to large groups of people predicts future of society<br />* It’s called Psychohistory<br />
  17. 17. Use the force, Luke!<br />
  18. 18. Whole planet as a telepathic group consciousness?<br />
  19. 19. You are always a part of the crowd. Think about it!<br />
  20. 20. Learning how to stand out is the key to success<br />
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