The Hidden Beauty of CAPTCHAs

I’m constantly blow away with the complexity of this new world… enter Luis von Ahn:

What a tremendous accomplishment. While we are hesitantly authenticating ourselves as human beings, we are simultaneously developing the power to digitize difficult to read books at an unheard of rate. This is how fast the new smart economy is going to develop. Attention will become a new source of productivity and wealth.

Tiny little fractions of peoples attentions can be harvested from these enormous fields of data to produce real value. If these fractionsattention can be harnessed to digitize books. Don’t you think you can get some incredible value out of your attention?

I urge you to turn off your TV and look into something amazing.

Thanks for reading, please leave a comment if you think this video is inspiring.

Luis von Ahn

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