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 It's the world's first massively multiplayer forecasting game. It's the world's first massively multiplayer forecasting game.
   * 5 supertreats are identified for the year 2019, GEAS volunteers (players) are joining in this game to find solutions.   * 5 supertreats are identified for the year 2019, GEAS volunteers (players) are joining in this game to find solutions.
-  * You can file a report about your 2019 experiences (story) +  * You can file a report about your 2019 experiences (= a story) 
-  * you can discuss strategies +  * you can discuss tactics (= a strategy) 
-  * you can find new ways to collaborate, or build solutions (superstruct)+  * you can find new ways to collaborate, or build solutions (= a superstruct)
  
 == My activities == == My activities ==
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   * Joined Urban Gardening initiatives and set up Superstructs for protection of urban gardens from poaching and bio-piracy.   * Joined Urban Gardening initiatives and set up Superstructs for protection of urban gardens from poaching and bio-piracy.
   * Set up initiative to connect Urban gardens with green corridors for pollinators.   * Set up initiative to connect Urban gardens with green corridors for pollinators.
-  * Superstruct: The turn of the millennium saw many great new ideas and initiatives, Permaculture, Cradle to Cradle and many more... What happened to them anyway?+  * Set up a superstruct to find out what happened to things like Permaculture, Cradle to Cradle, etc.
   * Set up 'GEAS volunteers coordination Superstructs' for all continents and one for international waters.   * Set up 'GEAS volunteers coordination Superstructs' for all continents and one for international waters.
   * Put out call for 'First Aid hacks' among amateur survival engineers.   * Put out call for 'First Aid hacks' among amateur survival engineers.
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   * Second medical hack: Nasal purifier can be made from: http://www.cpapman.com/DREAMFIT.JPG   * Second medical hack: Nasal purifier can be made from: http://www.cpapman.com/DREAMFIT.JPG
   * Report: Botanical sanctuaries and national parks are plundered for possible cure against ReDS (a disease in 2019).   * Report: Botanical sanctuaries and national parks are plundered for possible cure against ReDS (a disease in 2019).
 +  * introduced the term Terror Retail, black markets selling dodgy health solutions.
   * Report: The Association of European Zoo-s is organizing a quarantine of all primates against ReDS to Gibraltar.   * Report: The Association of European Zoo-s is organizing a quarantine of all primates against ReDS to Gibraltar.
   * Joined P2P Medical Care superstruct.   * Joined P2P Medical Care superstruct.
   * Report: Fruitfly navigated ReDS reconnaissance ROV, blueprints available for fabbers.   * Report: Fruitfly navigated ReDS reconnaissance ROV, blueprints available for fabbers.
 +  * Discussion: What do we do if the initial excitement of our Superthreats wears of and it just becomes uninspiringly awful?
 +  * the introduction of the term [[Galactus Syndrome]]
  
 == Interesting ideas in the Game == == Interesting ideas in the Game ==
  
   * hacking homo sapience: ways we can exploited our own primate behaviours.   * hacking homo sapience: ways we can exploited our own primate behaviours.
-  * criticism against the prolific use of urban gardening and solarpanels as solutions to all problems everywhere.+  * criticism against the prolific use of urban gardening and solarpanels as ultimate solutions to all problems everywhere.
   * Cross-species-politics: artificial intelligence, human enhancement and human rights for all Great apes diffuse old borders.   * Cross-species-politics: artificial intelligence, human enhancement and human rights for all Great apes diffuse old borders.
   * Viral sovereignty: any pathogen found local to a state (whether existing in nature or engineered) is the inherent intellectual property of that state.   * Viral sovereignty: any pathogen found local to a state (whether existing in nature or engineered) is the inherent intellectual property of that state.
-  * Cross-Species Politicsobvious.+  * A public map of urban wild food sources. 
 +  * [[foxp2]] 
 +  * A Distributed Workforce Network, in emergency situations, turn your large company into many small ones. 
 +  * Dunbar's Number; a direct corrolation between brain size and size of social groups. We have a very direct, very hardwired limit on the number of people who we are capable of treating like people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number
  
 == My observations == == My observations ==
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   * Third day of the game the first criticism of 'unrealistic' forecasting has appeared. I view this as the first signs of real discussion.   * Third day of the game the first criticism of 'unrealistic' forecasting has appeared. I view this as the first signs of real discussion.
   * most activity until day 4 is mainly targeting niche problems or very general philosophy, the organizational stuff looks very Western, with a lot of fabbing, hacking and gardening involved. The stories that are written are very personal, while the strategic things are written rather dry and impersonal.   * most activity until day 4 is mainly targeting niche problems or very general philosophy, the organizational stuff looks very Western, with a lot of fabbing, hacking and gardening involved. The stories that are written are very personal, while the strategic things are written rather dry and impersonal.
-  * The actual superstructing is quite ineffective, you set up your kind of structure for people to join. Then some join it, and then nothing happens  any more. Within this superstructing-set-up there is not enough infrastructure for people to work together. +  * The actual superstructing is quite ineffective, you set up your kind of structure for people to join. Then some join it, and then nothing happens  any more. Within this superstructing-set-up there is not enough infrastructure for people to work together
 +  * The discussions are not turning up many brilliant new insight yet. Day 8. 
 +  * Contact between players is slowly picking up. 
 +  * There is a kind of rather vulgar excitement in Superstruct, the kind that drives disaster-tourism. It's not a pretty sight. I wonder how many African former child-soldiers would be eager to play this game. As Busdriver says: Recreational Paranoia Is the Sport of Now. A superthreat, it worked for Bush and it works for Superstruct. 
 +  * Looking at player profiles I estimate 60% of players is a small sustainable farmer in 2019. 
 +  * I get the impression the game is massively dominated by American and European players of a certain age-group, with few specialists like physicians, farmers, etc.  This probably makes the forecasting unreliable. 
 +  * I've not played for two weeks, but little seems to have developed in the discussions. Somebody made a better website interface called Reconstruct but it has only 40 members.
  
 == Game technical points == == Game technical points ==
-  * player-skills should have been searchable so you can connect to people you need.+  * player-profiles should have been searchable so you can connect to people you need
 +  * the computervoice in the 5 introductions to the game is too difficult to understand for non-native English speakers. 
 +  * a few too many links are not working on the site 
 +  * any player with a 'space' in his/her name errors when sending a message. 
 +  * early work disappears beneath more recent stuff, so ideas and discussions tend to be repeated. 
 +  * Superstruct and Discussion titles are now editable, which helps to improve their efficiency during the evolution of the game. 
 +  * On day 9 new features have appeared on the site, live chat, support pages, a more official complaints department, and an announcement of skills search among players. This was sent only to the **335 players** active in more than 1 superstruct.
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