Microsoft Wants To Use Your Body Activity To Generate Their Cryptocurrency

The Future Of #Work | 2020.05.01
Microsoft Wants To Use Your Body Activity To Generate Their Cryptocurrency

Summary — Some exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure may use human body activity associated with a task provided to a user as a solution to “mining” challenges in cryptocurrency systems. For example, a brain wave or body heat emitted from the user when the user performs the task provided by an information or service provider, such as viewing an advertisement or using certain internet services, can be used in the mining process. Instead of massive computation work required by some conventional cryptocurrency systems, data generated based on the body activity of the user can be a proof-of-work, and therefore, a user can solve the computationally difficult problem unconsciously. Accordingly, certain exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure may reduce computational energy for the mining process as well as make the mining process faster.

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This is not a joke. This is not the Onion. Microsoft really wants to use your body activity tied to their devices and partner services to help you “earn” cryptocurrency. Will governments of the world license something like this for citizens to “earn” credits for their future monthly digital wallet deposits? People are pushing for a Universal Basic Income (UBI). This could be the perfect tool for citizens to show “proof-of-work” (to borrow their terminology) to prove they have contributed to society for the previous month. Whatsmore, it’s all accountable and on the blockchain for all to see. Crazy.

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