i wonder what happens when journalists start paying for access to recorded future and put those predictions on the internet. i suppose it will create prediction bubbles that are disjoint from reality. wikipedia cyclic-reinforcement all over again.
OT: but I really think someone perverted should create a derivative market for people's Farmville "wealth" and other video game scores/assets.
I haven't played video games since Street Fighter II, and can't make a better informed argument, but if the scores are public for some huge games, I think it would be fun to bet on them (even if for "virtual currency".) Say, offer the games in "baskets", ranging from Farmville to MindCraft to WW. Bet on today's top score, biggest losers, etc. I say basket because individual score picks might be gamed.
Something like this might encourage more economic and financial research into video games, helping make the dismal science more attractive to "kids".
In theory, this shouldn't be able to predict future financial information or stock prices, because the stock prices should already reflect any information that would be used in the prediction model (efficient market hypothesis). Of course, that's just a theory. Thousands of traders think they can beat the market with tools, models, and prediction engines of their own (though few actually do)
So, in the end, this site may attract that type of crowd, people who think they are gleaning information to help them "win" - in actuality, I'd be skeptical about its ability to do that though.