Has anyone ever thought it’s weird to write it like that? I always say “ten dollars million.” Someone should fix that.
Star Trek is kind of an old TV show, but it’s a favorite among nerds and geeks. On it, there’s this thing called the tricorder, which is used for collecting and recording data, and then analyzing it. It’s a generally super-useful thing.
Well, the X-Prize foundation has decided to give ten million dollars to anyone who can make a fully-functional tricorder. Because like a lot of sci-fi, the fictional gadgets wind up becoming feasible and possible, and would be really useful to have.
It would take some really heavy CS kung-fu to make one, but I think it’s possible.
Read what I read:
- MSNBC entry on the tricorder X-prize contest.
- NHNE entry on the X-prize tricorder contest.
- San-Diego news station’s entry on the contest.