Technology for the greater good

For the first time in a while today I have been impressed by the use of technology for a positive purpose. Amazon together with google earth have come together to search for the Steve Fosset – the pilot that crashed in the Nevada desert several days ago.
Using Amazon’s ‘Mechanical Turk’ people can sign up to search different coordinates in the search area using updated imagery from google earth. The UK based newspaper ‘The Times’ report that so far thousands of people have signed up to search different coordinates.

If you have an hour free go to www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome and click on the link to start searching to Steve….

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