Tag archives for Crowdsourcing

Predicting the Future of Computing

The New York Time has a fascinating interactive tool for looking at the history of computing, and for crowdsourcing when new technological breakthroughs might arrive.

It’s interesting to see what people believe will happen. Google will have mapped the entire world at 1 cm resolution (good enough to recognize faces) by 2020. Telecommuting and online dating replace ‘real world’ versions of the same by 2030. AI and cyborgs will be around by 2050, and by 2300, humanity will have achieved the Singularity, ending all forms of material suffering and deprivation.

Microsoft Unveils Crowdsourcing For Politicians

As part of a strategy to take advantage of the open government initiatives, Microsoft has released a new cloud-based crowdsourcing platform for public officials and candidates running for office.  Based on Windows Azure, TownHall tries to emulate the experience of being in an actual town hall meeting in a virtual environment, the company said.