But first, I did a google search and landed here
One comment said you cannot patent math, and another said that patenting an algorithm is evil.
Initially I didn't think any thing of the actual repercussions of such an idea (because people are good for taking things too far).
But now I have to take some time to consider what they might be:
1) So, if I were to patent an algorithm, do you think it would be unethical?
2) How much would an algorithm go for? I know it depends, but on what?
3) Do you think a machine that can use the algorithm to do something is more valuable than the algorithm itself?
4) If the source code of a game can be protected under copyright law, then doesn't it make sense that an algorithm can be protected under the same law( besides, what makes a game different from the next other than the way in which the game was coded, other than art assets)?
5) Do you think that perhaps the value a lot of games have are more so the processes used to make the games? Perhaps some algorithm used to solve a game problem could be used in the medical field to save someones life?
I believe that the root of the algorithm can be applied to a lot of fields, but right now, I am still working it out to see how valuable it can actually be.
Edited by Tutorial Doctor, 19 July 2014 - 04:33 AM.