Authors of programs will upload problems or environments that we call "Worlds". These may be:
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World does not use Minds.
World runs on its own without a Mind.
There may be:
World uses Minds.
World runs with a Mind, which is another JS program.
There may be:
A World (using Minds) that is designed for teaching.
The "teacher" is the World owner. The World defines some problem. The "students" write Minds to solve the problem.
This World has the following features:
Additional cosmetic features:
Note: A World of this type must be declared at time of creation, so Mind authors always know if their plain text is visible by the World owner or not. It cannot be set later.
|Data||Summary of can it be fake||Explanation|
|Run count||Same issue as YouTube||There is no way in principle to know for sure if bots are running the World on the client side or humans. YouTube has the same problem, as do other client-click sites, and they have not solved it. There are things we can do, and will do, to try to detect bots, but run count cannot be taken as gospel.|
|World screenshot||Same issue as YouTube||We allow Worlds define the step on which they generate a screenshot. So a World could use that to generate an unrepresentative screenshot, like misleading YouTube thumbnails. We imagine this will be rare, but it could exist.|
|Mind score||Hard to fake without World noticing|| The World defines what the score should be.
Only the World owner can do a run that sends score to the server.
Mind code is injected into that run.
In theory, Mind code (in the same window) might interfere with the call to the server, and send its own fake score. At the moment, this is possible, but should be rare, and will be hard to do without the World owner noticing.
Conclusion: World owners need to watch when generating Mind scores that the Mind is not trying to hack the score. The World owner can watch what appears on screen and match it to the claimed score. The World owner can study the Mind source code. World owners can "reset" suspicious Mind scores. World owners can "reset" and then refuse to run suspicious Minds, so they never get a score.
"The market" will take care of a lot of this. World owners will "reset" and ignore suspicious Minds. Suspicious Worlds and Minds and users can be ignored, voted down, commented on, or reported.