Why would the community have a positive effect on the world? Aside from the obvious benefits to the members such a community, due to its independence and structure, would be biased on the side of humanity as a whole and not a single nation, religion or political ideology. The purpose is to dedicate ones life to being informed, prepared for the unexpected, to help others and help the world through scientific, technical and educational channels. Once again if one considers the example of 900,000 of the catholic monastic orders and nunneries it would be easy to see how an equally sized number of people in the community spread around the world would help create comprehensive free educational texts, help with pharmaceutical developments, produce new open designs of operating systems and processors, new farming systems and research into some of the greatest problems of the current epoch.
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Moving has proven to be a horror bastard, so I will rest the 100DaysOfCode to 1 when I am settled in the new place.
I'm not usually one to promote an author but you should all try out Andrew Vaillencourt's Fixer series. Great fun. Excellent #Cyberpunk #awesome
Driving Instructor: Okay, now just merge with the traffic.
Me: I can make the earth stop in its tracks. I made the blue cars go away. I can make myself invisible or small.