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Humanitarian Crisis
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total group score: 66546
total players: 103

Tasks / Critical Mass

From the Wikipedia article -

As a simple example, consider a big city. If a person stops and looks up at the sky, nothing will happen. People nearby will go on about their business. If three people stop and look up at the sky, perhaps some people will momentarily turn around, but then continue on their way. But only a small number of people is required— say, 5 to 7 (depending on such factors as the culture, time of day, width of the street, etc) — to cause others to stop and look up at the sky, too. This number is called the "critical mass" or tipping point.

Do some experiments with regards to the Critical Masses. Collaboration is pretty much a necessity.

2 to 100 players
15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: Humanitarian Crisis
Created by Flea

Terms: psychology, goodtasksthatshouldbeapproved, tasksbyflea

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Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by JJason Recognition on September 23rd, 2008 11:44 AM

5 points seem a little low

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posted by Flea on October 24th, 2008 12:06 PM

Preliminary testing (AKA a bunch of people from school dicking about in a supermarket) shows that this is really, really fun.

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posted by Sam Archer on July 13th, 2011 4:22 PM

I just discovered that this same principle applies to squirrels. If you make one squirrel think you have food, you will soon have five squirrels following you around the park like hungry sharks, all following each others' lead.

Of course now I really want to try it with people so I can see how well our species compares.

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posted by Dzoshua Trofimovich on July 21st, 2011 6:12 PM

anyone around the LA area interested?