Recently, via various software shenanigans, Eve Online has been played, for a given value of played, by various people controlling a pilot via Twitch.
This is most likely explained better below by Kotaku.
At 2pm AEDT on October 31, Twitch Plays EVE came online for the first time. Johnny Splunk hosted the stream on his own Twitch channel and fielded any questions players might have about the experience, but he did not interfere in the activities of the stream, allowing viewers full control of a character. For the first hour of the stream, an audience of around 100 viewers watched the spaceship under their direct control move back and forth along one of EVE’s most popular trade routes, attempting to get from one end to the other so that they could collectively complete one of the challenges laid out to them by the stream’s moderator team.
Initially I thought it was pretty dumb, but when I realised I'd been staring in fascination at the Twitch stream for the last forty five minutes, I had to admit it had a certain appeal.
It'll be interesting to see if the CCP mods allow it to continue.
During the stream I made the fatal mistake of putting a bounty on the pilot TwitchPlaysEve.
The bounty notifications have not stopped since.