Hello hubski - I have appreciated all the support I have gotten from this social platform since I joined the community 432 days ago (wow, time really does fly). As some of you are aware, I will be doing my Ph.D. research at the Global Brain Institute in Belgium. I want to apply evolutionary and cybernetic theory to understand how our individual and collective lives will change in the 21st century. In an attempt to adopt a funding model that I believe will play a dominant role in scientific research over the next 50 years, I am trying to get some funding for this via crowd sourcing my project.
I believe crowd sourcing is important because it makes researchers accountable to the public directly, and it gets the public directly involved in the future of knowledge creation. As a science popularizer this is important to me. I want to foster a deep connection with a community that knows what I am doing, how I am doing it, and I want to communicate why it is important. I believe that Global Brain research is important because it will help all of us make more intelligent decisions today, for a world that will look very different tomorrow.
In an effort to help communicate the importance of Global Brain research, I have been working on a five-part blog series titled "Pathway to the Global Brain". This blog series will be released via The Advanced Apes website, as well as Humanity+, Lifeboat, and Svbtle. You can follow this blog series as it is released over the next week to learn more about my Ph.D. research. More importantly, you will find out what I think your life is going to be like in the 2030s, 2040s, 2050s, and beyond. I believe these are knowable things. How will our political, religious, scientific, medical, economic, institutions change over the next 50 years? I think we can know this. I think our theory is strong enough. But you can be the judge for yourself when I release the blog series!
Either way, I have linked you all to my Microryza campaign. Any help you can give is appreciated. Any thoughts, questions, comments, are welcomed. I appreciate Hubski's support and hope that you get as much from me as I get from you.
Also, if you share this Microryza campaign via your social media networks please use the hashtag #GlobalBrain.
Thank you for your time :)