Friday 16 March 2012

Emergency Services-Darpa

DARPA Launches QR-Locating Game As Test Of Distributed Resource Gathering

Say the Mayans are right, and a meteor or some other catastrophe strikes the Earth sometime later this year. Assuming we're not all wiped out by the impact, emergency services worldwide are going to need to do some serious canvassing to assess damage, resources, and form a picture of the disaster.DARPA is running a little game, called CLIQRQuest, to look into how such a network of people might do such a task. But instead of asking people to snap pictures of reservoirs and hospitals, they're giving cash prizes for finding QR codes. read more..

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