Needpedia's goal is to create a wiki for all possible solutions for any problem, with anything. -even theories, or massive things like social movements, and spoken languages, and even the entire world. The fact of the matter is we need to come together as a species, over the best ideas on Earth, so we created Needpedia.
Of course we need to do more than just list our ideas, we need tools for evaluating, refining, and collaborating on them, so Needpedia became a very complex project. It took years to create, and it takes awhile to fully understand, but the most important aspect remains simple: a wiki for all ideas, for all problems.
To use it you just go to Needpedia, type in the name of something that's important to you, click on it and Needpedia gives you a link to see all the problems currently listed for it. Click on a problem post and Needpedia gives you a link to see everyone's ideas for that one, specific problem. So you can see all your options side by side.
Next to the link that lets you see all problems for a subject, Needpedia also provides a link to see all proposals. For a subject like "cats" those proposals might get really silly, and we look forward to that, but for other subjects these voting features could become much more serious. From day one we can begin to govern things we've never even dreamed of before, such as proposing alterations to holidays, or even the creation of entirely new ones. We can vote on proposals regarding entire spoken languages and traditions, with Needpedia we can edit culture.
We can also vote on things regarding our cities, countries, and world. Instead of fighting the system we can build a better one. Everyone's free to list their problems with Needpedia too, and make proposals, so we believe the citizen-expert coalitions that form on Needpedia wouldn't simply outperform politicians, (a tragically low bar, to be honest), but would do so in the most transparent and democratic fashion the world has literally ever seen.
So don't let the political aspect scare you, we're totally nonviolent and the voting section is completely optional. You can think of it as it's own section. Much like the time bank. Time banks just let you trade time credits for help with things, online or off. We hope they'll be able to be used to help charities and stuff later on but for now we really just need people to create content on Needpedia. And we need that content to be tasteful.
And we want it to be in "plain English". We created a way for experts to create their own layers to posts, which means we can let the public layer be in plain English, and if the experts want to get technical they're welcome to do so to their hearts content on their own layers.
This also means you can create layers for conflict resolution languages. This is extremely useful for controversial subjects because conflict resolution languages are formulas that break information down into useful pieces. If you haven't already I highly recommend checking out NVC on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=l7TONauJGfc&t=364s
Needpedia also lets you drop tokens into text. These let you debate, ask questions or leave notes. Pretty useful, let me know if you have any trouble using them. Or anything else.
And if you see or write something you like, it has a URL and the more people signal boost it the more they help Needpedia grow. In a way that's the greatest thing about promoting Needpedia, it's here to promote the best ideas on Earth, so to promote it, all you have to do is promote the best ideas on Earth.
To create a wiki for all solutions to problems, so that people can come together over their ideas, and collaborate with experts to solve them more easily and effectively than ever.
Needpedia was inspired by Wikipedia, but its goals are very different: to make it easy to see all potential solutions for any problem, or in other words, we want to create a space for showcasing the best ideas on Earth.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Computers & Technology
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 13, 2020
Reading / Writing
Grant Writing / Research
Verbal / Written Communication
All contributions are appreciated
Let me know if you find any bugs, the software is still very new.