Hi! I was thinking that if I solve a protein, I should get a percentage of future monetary profits earned through it's use.
I think this is an obvious issue, but I have not yet seen it addressed on this site.
I also think that if monetary prizes were immediately awarded for solving a protein, MANY more people would get involved.
Perhaps an immediate small reward (maybe $5 to $100?) should be given for solving a puzzle, and then the solver should also be given a future percentage of any monetary profits earned through the implementation of the protein.
That way, players are guaranteed immediate, certain rewards for solving, and they are also guaranteed a percentage of future profits for solving.
I think this incentive structure would get MANY more people and corporations involved.
Does this seem appropriate or feasible?
Thom Blair III