Monday, May 14, 2012

SEVEN: Lies and Science

I lied.

Well I promised I would rant about something in the 7th blog, but I can't find what it was supposed to be, so I am going to just ignore that promise and move on.

Science.

If you look at the page view counter, you can see a nice little peak in the visits to this blog. It was on the 9th and 10th of May, we had over 100 views.

I tried to replicate it with spamming in the newer articles on space.com but it didn't quite work.

I wonder if all the people who actually read the discussion part at the articles have already viewed the site and dismissed it as bullshit, and only a tiny fraction decided to fill out the poll, and even a smaller fraction decided to actually join the group and start getting involved. I wonder how many of them returned several times, or subscribed to the mailing list or something.

There are all these questions in my head and I really would like answers for them.

How many "nerds" who are active on the Internet are there on this planet?
What fraction of them would be interested in this project?
What fraction of them would be willing to contribute to this project?
What fraction of them would be willing to continuously contribute to this project?
What fraction would be willing to contribute significant amount of their resources to this project?
What is the distribution of these nerds across the globe?
What is their social, economical, biological, religious backgrounds?

Who else apart from "nerds" would be interested?
What fraction of them would be willing to contribute to this project?
What fraction of them would be willing to continuously contribute to this project?
What fraction of them would be willing to contribute significant amount of their resources to this project?
What is the distribution of these people across the globe?
What is their social, economical, biological, religious backgrounds?

That is a whole load of questions that would be handy to answer as we are going along, so we can know more about what to expect in terms of involvement, in terms of growth, in terms of potential for achieving our goal.

Motivation also fits right here.

How do we motivate people to come and check us out?
How doe we motivate them to join and start contributing?
How do we motivate them to continue contributing?

Then there are questions about the organism itself.

How do we grow ourselves a more efficient and more fun social organism than the ones we already have in place?/nations, cities, whole of humanity/
How do we organise ourselves in more efficient and enjoyable ways to avoid the current flaws of our societies? /poverty, health problems, mental problems, environmental problems, philosophical problems etc./
How do we get millions of people cooperate without them wanting to trip each other over along the way? /This is a major issue, because our current systems seem to be built on people tripping each other over to reach their personal and even national goals. It seems to be the norm, and it is bullshit./

So yeah, lots of questions we need answers for, and it wouldn't hurt if we used science instead of gut feeling and dogma to answer them.

Other updates:

I created a facebook page freespaceships.com because I hoped I could comment with that on space.com, but only individual profiles can comment, so it was a bit of a failure. But the page is up, I need to put content so people could come and check us out on facebook as well. Don't have much time for it though at the moment.

Now I need to go to space.com to spam a bit.

Yesterday I got too involved in some discussions and I got sidetracked so I didn't get enough spam in I think.

Anyway, if you read this and have any input go to the forum or leave a comment here.

All great projects started with people talking about it.

So come on people, talk ffs.

p.s.:
yes I do swear occasionally, I try to minimise it.


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