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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Self Employed, trying creative writing, fascinated with Space and science. Views my own (he/him)
I am about to release a 12-part tweet thread on the subject of whether authors should ever express political opinions. I doubt you will be surprised at my conclusion, but it will have some granularity. Also, it will have a cat picture at the end. About 2 minutes.
Timelapse of SpaceX lifting the world's most powerful rocket booster with Chopsticks for the first time.
I know you wanted to see it, so here it is… my new designs for @paul_e_cooley’s re-release of THE BLACK