How to explain Ideamarket
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While hopefully Ideamarket makes intuitive sense, one metaphor may resonate more than another. So here are a bunch to choose from:
A protocol for the battlefield of ideas A protocol for trustless credibility A protocol for defining reality without media corporations A protocol for harnessing greed to empower curiosity A protocol for capturing the value of obscure genius A protocol for perpetual scientific and cultural revolution A protocol for killing bad ideas A protocol for un-manufacturing consent A protocol for rendering propaganda powerless A protocol for making credibility harder to achieve by force than by merit A protocol for using price discovery to advance discovery A protocol for creating high-quality common knowledge A perpetual global dashboard for sincere belief An authority without authorities A permanent bounty on the improvement of common knowledge An attention prioritization engine The marketplace for common knowledge
An intellectual gold mine
Ideamarket allows users to profit by identifying and popularizing under-appreciated ideas. (you might call this venture philosophy)
Since anyone can participate, an “intellectual gold rush” will occur, as millions of people comb the internet to find obscure geniuses and usher them into the spotlight.
A scientific and cultural revolution engine
Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions argues that scientific progress is incremental most of the time — only occasionally do we participate in revolutionary science, in which discoveries are made that change our fundamental assumptions about the world.
Ideamarket crowdsources a continuous renewal of our fundamental assumptions about the world, enabling an environment of perpetual scientific and cultural revolution.
William Gibson wrote, “The future is here; it just isn’t evenly distributed yet.” Ideamarket is a future-distribution protocol.
Humanity’s memetic immune system
By making it profitable to identify under-appreciated ideas, Ideamarket in turn makes it expensive to promote ideas that can’t stand on their own merits, such as propaganda and false narratives.
Corporate and government interests will need to continually spend money to artificially inflate the value of a false narrative, and with each passing day the reward to venture philosophers who convincingly replace or refute it will increase.
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