Hear about the history of MyIRE's founder Mark Graves and the Big Picture of how together we can exponentially accelerate the rate of scientific progress and enable anyone in the world to participate by putting their brilliance and processing power into a network of reproducible research for others to safely use and build on.
Hi, my name is Mark Graves and I'm the founder of MyIRE where we are making reproducible research a reality.
I've been a science and tech nerd all my life.
I did my first mHealth clinical trial in high school which is now the HoosierRX program.
I've worked in dozens of labs
Built hundreds of experiments
And reinvented the wheel of research tools thousands of times while asking and answering research questions.
When I eventually got to medical school and saw millions of dollars wasted on research with a mishmash of technical solutions, I knew we could do better.
Amazing platforms and tools exist to ask and answer research questions for every domain from philosophy to astrophysics
But somehow we still haven't figured out how to ask a question and get the same answer repeatedly.
So, I started working about ten years ago to abstract those tools into a series of configurable building blocks.
You can take those blocks and move them around to answer different questions.
When you fit those blocks into a cryptographically verifiable timeline, scientific knowledge and progress form a blockchain.
If we start to then exchange value from that system for real world goods based on mutually verifiable scientific gain, we have a crypto currency.
We've already seen this proof of concept work in the past few weeks to provide more processing power than the fastest supercomputers in the world.
With your help, we can exponentially accelerate the rate of scientific progress and enable anyone in the world to participate by putting their brilliance and processing power into a network of reproducible research for others to safely use and build on.
Thank you for your time.