How to make money from a browser who sees 5 seconds into the future of any web page?
Seems to have triggered some controversy. It appeared to have been closed, reopened and as of writing has collected another 3 close-votes. I thought it would probably be best to clear it up here.
To me that question isn't suitable for various reasons:
- Story-based: the question focuses on a plot-device (a browser allowing an access to the future) found by a given character and its possible usage to accomplish specific goals of said character (being rich)
- Too broad: the question presents said device and then asks: "how can I use it to achieve a goal?". There are an unlimited number of answers that might fit. It is impossible to be completely exhaustive.
- POB: it does not offer any criteria on which we could evaluate the different answers, so we are left to judge on each opinion's/witty/humour/writing quality of each of the answers.
All those are good enough to get that question closed. So I don't understand the debate.
What are your views on it? Did I miss something?