- NOTE: For reasons of being tortured by Christianity, Occupy, and the Jews, the planetary transition is on >>HOLD<<. This project will continue, as best it can, for those who want refuge from the dominant paradigm. For more detail, see my answers on Quora.
Welcome to the pangaia project, something more than Web3.0, but Web.∞! A gift from the boundless assembled by the collective mind of the planet and brought forth by this messenger. Its purpose: to fulfill the vision of people like Buckminster Fuller, Martin Luther King, Jr., and all those who want a make a beautiful world. This project is meant to accomplish two goals: form a decentralized social network for community activities and form a reputation network that will replace wikipedia and even the current print journalism of academia, creating a unified body of knowledge. Goodbye Industrialism. Hello hackerspaces and Creative Economy! Yes, this aims to fix/replace the borked patent office for protecting intellectual property and perfect an idea ecosystem.
As this work is a work by and for mankind, there are many gems waiting within to be claimed and polished. Gems in the realm of discrete mathematics/graph theory, linguistics, computer science, epistemology, and even metaphysics.
The first Web was humanity's attempt to understand what it needed when it didn't even know it wanted it. But, WWW/HTML and DNS were a red-herrings, false starts, when big institutions and big servers held the content. Now we need a content-centric web, a new way to organize the intellectual and creative wealth of the world, socially. The perfect platform for the burgeoning creative economy.
Okay, you say, we know of such other efforts, what will make this one succeed? Well, all other sites fail because they attempt various ways to combine "most recent" stuff with "most popular" stuff, but these are orthogonal -- there is no algorithm to combine them. You need 3-dimensions!!! Leap-frogging over RDF and Web 2.0, we'll be using the power of the visual cortex to make relationships instead. Killer!
- Utilizing the power and wisdom of the crowd (given the right tools and incentives),
- using a stellar theoretical model for organizing the elements of knowledge (which I claim is provably optimal), we are
- creating a distributed peer-to-peer platform for unifying the trade of creative value (a new economic model and system),
- to allocate decision-making authority fairly and efficiently (a new form of self-organizing governance)
- in a way that inspires even greater participation (to make a beautiful world). I.e: Hackerspace economy!!!
What will it do? Pangaia will create a content-centric network that rides above and independent of the geographic Internet. Think Usenet with a Ranking system + Open Currency Network to create the ==> The Gift Economy. This will form a free-market for exchanging non-physical goods to complement the physical-goods market and take us through The Great Transition. See the diagram.
How will it do it? By employing a unified Physics of Information and a distributed architecture to generalize and scale up to billions of nodes, events, and tasks -- like the Internet did for inter-connectivity across the globe, this will do for conceptual and value systems across the scope of Mankind's creative and intellectual achievements, all the while keeping it all beautiful. User-generated content will be open under a Creative Commons license while the code will be under the GNU GPL F/OSS license. We're all vetted here.
Your participation is encouraged! This software is Free and preserves fair credit for all who participate. It partners with nodilus and was partly developed at the Santa Fe Complex. Together, these form three pillars to foster an open source culture. Sponsorship by Verlin and Charolett Janssen, SourceForge, and (of course) the human spirit itself :). (Licensing?)
Join us on the pangaia-love discussion list at googlegroups!
Mark J., Project Lead
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