All you can say in this site's defence is that it, rather than reality, occupies the warped minds of some of the planet's most twisted people; gods know what they would get up to if it wasn't here. In these arguably insane times, any lessening or attenuation of madness is maybe something to be thankful for.
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Just let your actions speak for themselves, and keep a protocol of "need to know" basis, nobody cares.
Reputation economy has a nice ring to it. We already live in a world where more people trust celebrities than scientists and where your past group memberships can haunt you 30+ years later. More than a few companies have tried a version of Blizzards "Real I.D" linking your actual real life personage with game accounts. For the exact reason of reputation, amazingly enough.
There are possible up-sides, such as scientists being able to endorse other scientists for example but for the vast majority of people, making your personal information this accessible is probably unwise.
I have a very vague, fuzzy, impression of where I think this is going but what I do see suggests that it would work best if currency and digital democracy became a new hybrid organism, akin to likes on facebook. Say you could invest 1 like in as many ventures as you wanted, with the ability to unlike for whatever reason at any point in the future.
I think for big stuff this would work if we could apportion available resources by human headcount. eg – the rights to all the platinum mass available was (in theory) divided equally amongst everyone. This would mean that I held title to x-pounds of platinum.
So some projects come up that require y-amount of platinum. We “invest” our platinum rights by liking the projects that require it. If these projects become feasible (enough likes) we can then determine, how much platinum is required, and then divide that by the number of likes and remove that from the accumulated pot.
Whilst I realise that the management of this quickly becomes inconceivably complex, nowadays we have Amazon or Google for managing inconceivably complex datasets so I’m confident the implementation is possible.
I think the main thing that stands in the way right now is this concept of “profit” which neutralises resources. All those diamonds in the vaults of de-beer’s doing nothing useful. This is a throwback to competing for resources. This really needs to change. It got us where we are but now it’s holding us back.
It really does seem like the batshit retarded contingent have a much louder voice in the US. In the UK it's almost at the stage where if you admit you so much as believe in god, small children will gang up and kick the shit out of you. Creationism isn't even a thing here. Other than something we laugh at america for.
Please note - This is not the situation for the whole UK.
Round here, they still pray for the sun to rise perform all manner of arcane sporting and lottery rituals.
Small children still attack people but it's more for fun and profit than ideological differences.