I thought of the idea where users bet on what they think the weather will be – for points – a couple of years ago. Even went so far as to plan out a phased approach to how I’d do it. First phase was to enter a zipcode and a temperature range – and based on how big the range was and how close you got, you got points.
My goal was to make a hyper-accurate weather prediction system. Professional Weather forcasters could be guaged and rated.
Well – looks like someone from google has taken it to the extreme and added the idea of making it a Weather Insurance system where you can do kinda the same thing I thought of, but for real money.