I never knew it had a name but those annoying requirments to enter distorted characters to prove I’m a human are called CAPTCHAS.
“CAPTCHA” is a contrived acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” wikipedia
Now one of the computer scientists credited with the development of these want to do something constructive with all that wasted time entering useless words and characters.
This led me to think about other uses for wasted energy. Think of all that energy created at health clubs across America. Stair Masters, stationary bikes, weight machines… that energy should be captured and turned into electricity! I believe a popular fitness club could produce enough energy to power itself!