Illustration for article titled Turning One of the Internets Most Annoying Tasks Into a Game

You know what CAPTCHA is? It's that thing that makes you enter letters and numbers on a website to prove you're a human, and not a machine hell-bent on learning our human ways and killing us all by downloading a .zip file. It's probably the thing I hate most about the internet, so it's lovely to hear that someone's trying to replace the system with simple games.


A competing service called PlayThru looks to embed simple little minigames that require completion. It's the same principle - input something that a computer would find difficult/impossible to do - only it won't make you squint, curse then vow never to visit that website again.

Are You a Human replaces annoying CAPTCHAs with games [VentureBeat]

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