Sabine "Bee" Hossenfelder (and Robin Hanson) on How to fix Academia with Prediction Markets

post by shminux · 2018-12-16T06:37:13.623Z · LW · GW · None comments

This is a link post for http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2018/12/dont-ask-what-science-can-do-for-you.html

"Don’t ask what science can do for you." is the clever title.

As I understand it, the prediction markets in science would not be easily influenced by the scientists and they would take into account a group of people currently completely neglected in scientific evaluations: those who left academia dissatisfied. Not a new approach in the industry, but certainly not something that has been tried in a research-oriented environment, as far as I know.

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