This Halloween, Do You Want to Control A Human Being? MIT Asks.

Yep, you heard us right.

Controlling each and every action of another human being is possible thanks to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, albeit it’s limited to Halloween.

Check out how.

*Trigger warning*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a software program that allows Internet users to collectively give commands to a hired actor, who has submitted his free will for a limited period of time, reports BBC News. The objective is to be able to direct the actor as a collective as we go up against an evil AI.

How Does it Work?

“How does it feel to be the Internet?”

Part of a social experiment taken on by MIT’s Media Lab, BeeMe allows multiple Internet users to suggest commands for the actor to undertake, and the highest voted command will be performed by the actor.

There are limitations, of-course. Commands that compromise the actor’s privacy or safety.

What is BeeMe? "BeeMe is the first reality augmented game. In times where algorithms make most of our decisions for us, one individual will entirely give up their free will for a day, to be guided by a large crowd of users through an epic quest to defeat an evil AI. Who is in charge? Who is responsible for one’s actions? Where does the individual end and others begin?" - MIT Media Lab

The experiment promises to’ redefine the way in which we understand social interactions online and in real life.’

Can the Internet users can work together to give a consistent string of commands to complete the game, or will they be incoherent? Tune in to on Halloween to find out.

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