Crowd Sourcing

A few months ago the US Office of Naval Research and the Naval Postgraduate School launched an online game designed to crowd source answers to piracy.

In the test, about 800 players were asked for their ideas for resolving the problem of Somali pirates attacking ships in the Gulf of Aden.

No magic-bullet solution came out of the exercise, but the project was a success, according to lead researcher Jason Tester.

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