Last year my health that has been compromised by ME/CFS has improved significantly. This enabled me to engage with a lot of interesting and important projects, for example:
- Writing articles about basic income
- Engaging with political transhumanism
- Creating and improving this Fractal Future Forum
- Doing some science fiction world building
In My Personal Progress Report for 2015 I listed what I’ve achieved last year. It’s really amazing that I have found the time and energy to do those things, and they have been quite worthwhile. However, those projects didn’t create the resonance I hoped they would. My hope was that what I’ve done would help the development of Quantified Prestige by directing some attention to that project, which is most important to me. Unfortunately, this indirect strategy hasn’t really worked out. My conclusion is that I need to work on QP much more directly and promote it more directly and aggressively. And that’s the underlying reason for starting Mission QP30:
The idea of Mission QP30 is simple: I will try putting at least 30 hours into the development and promotion of Quantified Prestige each week. That should help me to remain focused, which has been a significant problem for me over the last year. Without putting at least so much time and energy directly into a big project which definitely depends on my own work and input, achieving any real progress and resonance is really difficult.
Of course, this means that the other projects I am involved in will get less of my time and energy. That doesn’t mean that I will neglect them, but it most certainly means that I need to improve the effective and efficient usage of my time dramatically. Actually, I prefer that modus operandi, because I tend to waste time when I have the impression that I have enough time at my disposal. I need to become more disciplined, but at the same time Mission QP30 feels energizing to me, so that I’m confident that I have a really good chance at achieving my mission goal.
Note that my mission goal is purely putting in at least 30 hours a week into QP-related tasks consistently. Mission QP30 itself does not imply any specific targets about how far I want to come with QP. That’s because I think that putting enough time into QP is the most critical thing I need to do at the moment. Also, I have no direct control over the results of my work, but I have control over how much work I put into QP.
Nevertheless I can at least write down some of my hopes about what I might be able to achieve with QP30: My main hope is that I will have a functional demo version of QP running by the end of this year, perhaps even with a Fludo currency module. Furthermore, my hope is that there will be at least a dozen people actively using the demo version each week, so that we can start observing the dynamics of that reputation system in “real life action”. Of course, I could be more optimistic about what I might possibly achieve, but I don’t think that it’s a good idea to set up very high aims, because I don’t tend to be really motivated by unrealistic goals.
So, let me start with QP30 now!