Sunday, June 14, 2015

Join a global experiment

8x8 is the coolest thing I've seen in a while because I like ways to connect with people you have things in common with. This site helps you find someone who's just like you, and I mean JUST LIKE YOU. 8x8 is a project that finds the one person in the online global community (it's probably just one person) who replies exactly like you to eight key questions. From their website:

8^8 is a project designed to find the one person among the world's online population whose tastes and sensibilities match yours exactly. The one person who understands you better than anyone else possibly could, because he/she is another version of you. The one person who naturally functions on the same wavelength as you, because he/she is your soulmate - someone who could be a lover, or a best friend, but more fundamentally, someone who feels like a twin you were separated from at birth.

So how does it work? It's simple: 8^8 is a multiple-choice test with 8 questions and 8 possible answers each. Take the 8^8 test and the likelihood of someone else answering in the exact same pattern as yourself is 1 in 16,777,216 (the result of 8^8 or 8x8x8x8x8x8x8x8). If you were to meet and get to know a thousand new people every day - which of course isn't practically feasible - it would still take you more than 45 years to go through 16,777,216 people.

I'm in the database now. Answering the questions was fun. Join us!

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