Value of prizes ?

Brian Atkins (
Thu, 27 May 1999 03:34:54 -0400

I was reading this over at Edge:

regarding the usefulness of giving away prizes for certain science and/or tech advances. It seems to me that in general this is a good idea, although as discussed on the site there are certain limitations. I'd be curious if this has come up on the list before, and what the consensus (if any) was.

So what if there was a site, say, where anyone could go and make donations using their credit card to a prize of their choice? Would this be worth setting up to get us moving even faster to the maybe-Singularity?

Lemme know what you think, because I have to decide eventually whether or not to pay for the domain :-)

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