well i was thinking that a university should establish with the NSF or otherwise a center for Innovative Applications of Computation and Networks in the Social Sciences. This would possibly even include humanities, etc. The goal would be to explore and develop new ways of using computers and networks in the Social Sciences, try modeling like in Wolfram's A New Kind of Science, try Play Based Simulation, etc. etc., but avoid the heavily normalized applications in economic modeling, social research methods. This is not because they aren't applicable but because we already know how to do those effectively, we need to find new tools and applications to do things that they can't do, and i know many people will think there is nothing that their little bit of expertise can't solve…. Let's avoid that kind of person, exploration and innovation in a social science inclusively imagined environment.
Anyone want to give me $10m to launch this?