Networking with Futurists Communities

How might we discover futurists communities and connect with Infinity Family?

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Infinity Family has aspirational ideals, but also has a working system where people can self-organise into groups and pursue meaningful projects together. In the future, the same system promises to enable people to live by working on ideas directly in society, i.e. by running public projects or working in open companies online.

The mission would only be achieved when certain conditions are met:

  • Enough people in society are following this behaviour of "living by working on ideas directly in society" so that it has ripple effects in wider networks and changes social norms from "get a job" to "run an open project"

  • Enough people need to be running such open projects on the system

  • Enough companies need to be running their operations on the system, so that others interested in freelancing can work with them openly

So it seems to me that Infinity Family could experiment and welcome more people to join and share openly about project and perhaps even companies updates.

The question is:

How could Infinity Family develop partnerships with people interested in world building? Where are those communities of imaginative futurists? How could we link and cross share between Infinity Family and futurists communities?

p.s. this post is sparked by our monthly meetup where members shared their project updates and curiosity what else we can discover together if more people and more diverse people share!


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这是实干家未来主义者社区的另一个成员/用户故事:

假设一个未来主义者社区开始在周末的训练营中与一群设计师和技术专家一起创建关于 Y 世界建设的原型。他们可以使用 Infinity 创建一个开放项目,在该项目中,所有执行者都可以公开分享他们的创作作为“结果”,并附上他们半生不熟的原型和“小时”的链接,作为项目所有者的这个社区可以在一个地方通过系统。

开放原型设计和共享半成品结果的好处是可以在构建过程中接触到潜在的原型测试人员。例如,在黑客马拉松和各种创作者计划中,与实际开发过程相比,最终展示中捕获的内容很少,实干者总是害怕与他们创作的潜在用户交谈。如果实干者更频繁地在系统上公开分享他们的发现,他们可以在开发过程中产生更有价值的原型,并在构建过程中形成用户社区。

And here's another member/user story for doer futurists communities:

Say a futurists community starts creating prototypes about world building for cause Y with a group of designers and technologists over a weekend bootcamp. They could use Infinity to create an open project where all doers would openly share their creations as "Results" with links to their half-baked prototypes and "Hours" attached, and this community as a project owner could showcase the prototypes in one place through the system.

The benefit of open prototyping and sharing half-baked Results is access - exposure to potential prototype testers in the process of building. In hackathons and various creator programmes for example so little is captured in the final showcases compared to the actual development journey and doers are always afraid to talk to potential users of their creations. If doers share their findings more frequently openly on the system, they could produce more valuable protoypes as they go and form communities of users in the building process.


我想知道,社区现在使用什么工具将人们组织成组?也许他们可以使用 Infinity 作为工具来创建记录参与者贡献的项目页面。

假设一个非营利组织 X 想要启动一个关于原因 Y 的研究项目,当他们获得一组为期 6 个月的研究员时。他们可以使用 Infinity 创建一个开放项目,所有研究员都可以公开分享他们的研究结果作为“结果”,并附上他们半生不熟的文件和“小时”的链接,这个非营利组织作为项目所有者可以分发通过系统支付奖学金。

开放研究和分享半生不熟的结果的好处与众包的好处相同——在研究过程中接触到新想法。此外,公共问责制根据公开分享的调查结果调整研究方向。例如,在各种奖学金计划中,与实际研究过程相比,最终论文中的内容很少。如果研究人员更频繁地分享他们的发现,他们可以在进行过程中产生更多有价值的知识。而且,迟早要影响社会。因为社会可以阅读半生不熟的见解(作为结果共享)并立即在此基础上进行创作。

我跑题了...

从这里对我来说,Infinity 似乎真的可以像一个内容管理工具一样工作,而不是将研究笔记保存在 Google Docs 和 Slack 频道中,而是将这些笔记作为特定开放研究项目的公共结果发布在 Infinity 上。

I wonder, what tools communities now use to organise people into groups? Perhaps they could use Infinity as a tool to create a project page where participant contributions are logged.

Say a non-profit X wants to initiate a research project about cause Y, when they get a group of fellows for a duration of 6 months. They could use Infinity to create an open project where all fellows would openly share the findings of their research as "Results" with links to their half-baked documents and "Hours" attached, and this non-profit as a project owner could distribute the fellowship payments through the system.

The benefit of open research and sharing half-baked Results is the same benefit of crowd-sourcing - exposure to new ideas in the process of researching. Also, public accountability to adjust the research direction based on the findings shared publicly. In various fellowship programmes for example so little is captured in the final papers compared to the actual research journey. If researchers share their findings more frequently, they could produce more valuable knowledge as they go. And also, to impact the society sooner than later. Because society could read the half-baked insights (shared as Results) and create on top of that straight away.

I went off-topic...

From here to me it seems that Infinity could work like a content management tool really, where instead of keeping Research notes in Google Docs and Slack channels, these notes would instead be published on Infinity as public Results for specific open research projects.


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