If you've got brains OR bucks, you can help out. Larry Page (one of the funders of the real X-Prize) told me last year he felt this kind of prize incentive was an effective way to fund basic research in America, since our government has essentially abdicated its role in, you know, the quest for knowledge. (I was all, like, "Hey, LP, why don't you give your billions to researchers, huh?" And he was all, like, "The real trick is to spur citizen activism, because the power of all of us working together is so much greater than just a puny couple billion dollars." And I was all, like, "Hey, I'll take a billion," and he was all, "Ok, sure, I've got my wallet right here... PSYCHE!" Ok, that last part is not true.)
Anyways, let's prove him right. Let's get out there and win one for LP!
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