In that spirit, I have unearthed a piece I wrote with Russ Altman over a decade ago about authoritativeness in the peer review process and how it could be managed ecumenically. We'll see if our futurology was authoritative.
Let's say you have a problem (e.g aligning the world's literature to defining the phylogenesis of the components of the current world-wide written corpus for scholarly attribution and automatic detection of plagiarism) that requires a computational solution. But it's taking days for the software to run. Buying a faster, bigger computer might provide some speed up, but what if you could get a 1000 fold improvement through a better implementation of the algorithm at the core of your software? Here's your chance to see if it can be done through a contest hosted by the Harvard Catalyst. Will the Overmind answer your most difficult computational questions?