Open brainstorming platform
The platform is based on the hypothesis that focused collective ideation gives rise to an emergent property - creative superpower. We should be more efficient at solving hard problems if we pool our creativity. It’s the fastest way to make our technologies catch up with our ambitions.
It's built on three premises:
Intellectual synergy; Good ideas can be made brilliant through collaboration.
Intellectual diversity; Different minds look at problems from different perspectives. What may be obvious to one person, can spark a revelation in another brain that is wired just a little differently. With this, we are hoping for unexpected heroes to surface.
Intellectual flexibility; Passion drives progress even where knowledge has yet to catch up. As the model example, look at Elon Musk changing lanes from self-taught computer programmer to successful rocket engineer.
So the Brainstorming platform brings together creative people; matches them by passion rather than just expertise, helps them bridge the different paradigms, and keeps the destructive human behaviors at bay (trolling, bullying, nonsense). The focus is on having the thought process move from mini-breakthrough to breakthrough. This should result in productive collaboration between people who understand each other’s shortcomings and build upon each other’s ideas.
To advance the frontiers of science and make our technologies catch up with our ambitions.
Not all ideas are shareable at the time of conception (trade secrets). However, if you sit on a good idea for long enough, someone else will beat you to it.
Shareable ideas are those that:
Are too complex for an individual to execute
Are for the common good, regardless of who executes them
The ideator has no time/resources/plans to develop but would like to see someone else do it
The ideator seeks collaborators to execute with
Communities thrive when there is sufficient activity to make participation interesting (in this case productive too). Since this platform is new, people are yet to discover and find it useful. Its strength will be in the ability to draw insight from diverse perspectives. This means that the main component - a lively community is still missing. Will you please help?
Come up with a brainstorming worthy topic within your field of passion.
Bring people. Share interesting sessions/ideas with your friends.
Participate in other people's sessions. Contribute your unique perspective.
Share your ideas that might be useful to someone.
Provide feedback and help us improve.
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on!