That’s the sound of the shortest new idea in futures research being quickly purged from the collective memory. FutureMAP is no more, it is a dead project. It has passed on, ceased to be, run down the the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible. It is an ex-project.
So, who’s going to be the first to resurect it? If I spent the next couple of days, I’m betting I could put together a rudimentary system that would allow for futures trading. I probably wouldn’t use real cash. Perhaps the person with the most points at the end could win a gift certificate of some sort. I wonder if the government would then try to shut me down. Anyone want to take a shot at it?
Of course, this is what Blogshares orignally was going for, but I don’t know that it made it–people were too interested in gaming the market.