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Popular Science Prediction Exchange

by Kevin Kelly on June 18th, 02007

The online version of Popular Science magazine is offering a prediction market for science and technology. It uses token dollars instead of real money (in order to avoid gambling laws). Here is what they say about it:

Ready to bet on the future?
Join the PopSci Predictions Exchange.

Welcome to the PPX, the first place to bet on the future of science and technology. It’s easy and free: Log on, and we’ll give you POP$250,000 in our virtual PopSci Dollars. Use that money to buy propositions you think are likely to happen. If other traders also want to buy, that proposition’s price will go up, and you’ll make PopSci bucks. Expand your portfolio with bets on energy, space, consumer technology and extreme science, and compete against other players for prizes and bragging rights.

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Here is a sample chart from bets on whether Internet Radio Survives

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