Couldn't they eventually just decide 'ok we've had enough of this manipulating the system and we can now determine those who abuse the system and filter them out'- update commenced. Is this a likelihood? Would there be other ways around? As I am quite interested in evolutionary biology I sort of like to think that if it did happen soon enough there would be enough demand (selection pressure) that there would just be new workarounds for that algorithm to be exploited since it was still made by fallible humans after all. So to tie it back to evolution some other opposing force would just evolve to equal it out. G has the advantage of billions of dollars for research etc. at their disposal but the rest of the world is hungry for a piece of the pie so they make up for it in motivation and ambition to bring the next xrumers etc. Thoughts? I was thinking how IM is kind of like the gold rushes of the old west since it has that kind of frontier aspect about it just in a different setting.