I also forgot to mention that the game is registered for CASP, the annual protein folding competition. I can't find where I read this, but also entered in the competition is the IBM computer Blue Gene
. While the individual solutions per player are not quite optimal, they are pretty close, and with enough people, many of which are professional biologists, a lot more proteins can be solved to the point that computers can take over without running for the age of the universe. As of this post, there are about 20,000 people registered, and almost every group on the site is named after a university.
<quintopia> You're not crazy. you're the goddamn headprogrammingspock!
<Weeks> You're the goddamn headprogrammingspock!
<Cheese> I love you