The Shame or Shine Lotto

by Sebastian Benthall

Consider the following Massively Multiplier On-line Game:

  • The game is strictly opt in. Nobody is forced to play the game.
  • Upon joining, some set of personal details is tracked and saved by the game. Purchasing data, tax records, …hell, legal record, personal messages?
  • Once per day, N players are selected at random and the data available on them are released into the public domain.
  • Members can look up to see whether others are playing the game. In addition to identifying information, they can see what information a player has agreed to have tracked.

It’s the Shame or Shine Lotto! Every day, there is a chance you will be roasted or toasted for the information you’ve agreed to uncertainly share.

Would you play this game?