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A virtual database of the entire human population 👥

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Ian Dennis Miller@iandennismiller · PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Hey everybody - thanks for your interest! This project is part of my research.
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Pera Nadj@peranadj
I found a 6 year old boy with an income of $45,000USD When I was 6 I was playing with pokemon cards
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@peranadj maybe that kid is selling hustling the rarest Charizard and Mew Mew collectibles. 🤔
Jason Shultz@thehashrocket · Senior Software Engineer, 3form
@rrhoover @peranadj Maybe he's a follower of Gary Vaynerchuk
Sven van der Zee@svenvd_zee · Haven't found the next big thing yet
@peranadj I found a 1 year old girl with an income of $61471
Kiki Schirr / 史秀玉@kikischirr · Founder, WeKiki Video Chat Platform
@svenvd_zee @peranadj not too many legit, not-creative-tax-sheltering reasons for that... what we might be looking at is child models/actors. So bless those children now because most don't turn out moguls like Mary Kate and Ashley! :/
Ian Dennis Miller
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@iandennismiller · PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
@peranadj heh - maybe it's possible, but I think it's unlikely that any such 6-year-old exists. Right now, the database has many instances of implausible people, but this number will be reduced with time.
KerryBodle@liquidchickenqq · Founder: Social-Friendzy.com
@peranadj probably "Trust fund" babies..
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This would be a great marketing stunt for the next season of Black Mirror.
Jesse Middleton@srcasm · VC @Flybridge. Co-founder @WeWorkLabs.
@rrhoover Super interesting. Did a bit of research -- Apparently it's this PhD candidate's project... http://imiller.utsc.utoronto.ca/
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@srcasm nice find! Adding @iandennismiller as the maker.
Ian Dennis Miller
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@iandennismiller · PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
@rrhoover reality is stranger than fiction
Arif Akhmedzade@arif_aze · CEO @Moresise Financial Solutions
@rrhoover ur right!)
Graham Gnall@ggnall · Product Manager - Bluecore
Is this just lorem ipsum for hu-mons?
Ian Dennis Miller
Maker
@iandennismiller · PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
@ggnall I think it's better: these simulated people are plausible, at least in aggregate. It's like lorem ipsum insofar as these data can serve as a "placeholder" but goes farther by also being inherently interesting data (for certain questions), whereas lorem ipsum might as well be gibberish.
Maxim Zubarev@mxmzb · Student
this has to be joke, right?
RH HASSAN JAVED@rhhassan · web developer
@thelambostory why is that ?
John Fowler@johnsteerfowler · Founder, Zero Host
Wow. What a great data source. It really makes you think when you click 'random agent' and the first person you get does not have access to the internet...
Muni Perez@munipandita · Founder VagasEmbarcado.com
@steerj92 I got the same LOL
Ian Dennis Miller
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@iandennismiller · PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
@steerj92 that internet access figure will be an interesting one to watch over the coming years... Presently, the majority have no access. It really does recalibrate your perception to click through a few random agents.
John Fowler@johnsteerfowler · Founder, Zero Host
@iandennismiller Yes, you're right. Good luck with the research and thanks for making a great product
Alex Fishman@fishmanalex · Founder/CEO at Bugsee
@steerj92 same here!