I’m not a gamer.
And I confess, I’ve held some of the myths myself about video games.
Biologists spent ten years trying to map the structure of the Mason Pfizer Monkey Virus, a problem that could unlock the cure for AIDS. The Contenders solved it in three weeks using the online puzzle game Foldit.
Some of you may have seen this already (worth watching again, don’t you agree?) because it premiered at Sundance this past January.
I only came across it because I follow Upworthy on Facebook and they posted it today.
I clicked and was blown away.
Foldit is a new game that’s described by the creators as a game, “in which YOU just play to solve puzzles, and WE test your solutions to work on curing cancer, AIDS, and a host of diseases.”
My world just got bigger.
I wasn’t a gamer.
I might become one now.
Follow them on Twitter @foldit and this hashtag for the video #contendersdoc
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