Just couldn't resist sharing this.
3000+ people in the Twitch chat are currently working together to help a bot/emulator beat the game by telling it what buttons to press. The stream has been up for approximately one day and 13 hours at the time of writing and IIRC they are about to take on Misty (the second gym).
It's hilarious to watch and I can't wait to see whether they actually manage to beat the game or not. Genius idea.