Author: Michael Ten

Improving MediaWiki, DAO’s, and Enabling Distributed Wikis

Wikis can effectively function as a sort of social network. Here is an idea for improving MediaWiki and more. MediaWiki is the software that runs Wikipedia. Functionality of different social media sites and apps has seemed to mostly converge over time.

I hope that open source developers decide to create a MediaWiki release that is secure and up to date, but it is as easy to install, manage, and upgrade as WordPress is. Miraheze could be a hosting service, and also the organization to finally make installing MediaWiki on shared hosting and servers as easy as WordPress (upgrading, restoring, and backing up, and security too).

Please help to make MediaWiki as easy as WordPress with respect to installing, restoring, backing up, and upgrading. MediaWiki could have a plugin and theme installer like WordPress too. Funding to develop MediaWiki could be crowdfunded on Gitcoin. MediaWiki could be forked if necessary, and future open source MediaWiki upgrades integrated into the forked MediaWiki software (that could be as easy and simple to maintain as WordPress). Distributed wikis and cryptocurrencies could enable some extremely interesting ideas, like Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO’s). A DAO is a relatively new type of organizational structure that is enabled by blockchain and Internet.

Various cryptoeconomic mechanisms could be utilized to fund these technologies DAO’s. Gitcoin could be utilized. Self serve advertising and paid memberships (cryptocurrency payments to not see ads) could be utilized to fund and maintain distributed social media alternatives, distributed wikis, and various DAO’s.

Eventually, cryptocurrencies could be integrated somehow into distributed wikis. Perhaps such a wiki could be distributed and enable DAO members/participants to collaborate. An open source wiki for idea collaboration could be quite useful.

Wikis could be utilized to collaborate on open source DAO business plans. Ideas related DAO governance could be collaboratively developed on wiki software. For every existing business model, the question can be asked, how can this be transformed into a Decentralized Autonomous Organization? Some business models and sectors may more readily be transitioned into DAO’s than other business models and sectors. Open source DAO related research papers could be collaboratively written on wikis too.

Collaboration could take place on distributed wikis. MediaWiki or wiki software in general could integrate Web3 (smart contracts), Interplanetary File System (IPFS) to create distributed wikis. There are various blockchain and cryptocurrency projects that could enable this technology, like Filecoin, Ethereum, SmartBCH, the aforementioned IPFS, and more.

Of course, MediaWiki or a distributed wiki could utilize a Creative Commons licenses, like Wikipedia (probably CC-By-SA, although there are various options). Hopefully MediaWiki will eventually be as easy as WordPress to upgrade, install, backup and restore, maintain, install themes and plugins, and so forth. Hopefully many DAO’s will be successful and benefit many many stakeholders in the future.

Utilizing the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain for Source Code Storage: An Analysis

In the realm of blockchain technology, Bitcoin Cash stands out for its low transaction fees and efficient processing times, making it an attractive platform for a variety of applications beyond simple cryptocurrency transactions. One intriguing possibility is the use of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain for storing data, such as strings of source code, within the memo part of transactions.

This concept opens up a discussion on the practicality and cost-effectiveness of leveraging blockchain technology for data storage, especially for developers looking to immortalize their source code in a decentralized ledger. Member.cash was a website that utilized memo.cash like technology to store articles on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain by stringing Bitcoin Cash memo data together to form paragraphs; this technology has motivated the following analysis. The following is an approximation based on anecdotal data; please provide constructive feedback if any of the following may not reflect reality.

The recent average transaction fee for Bitcoin Cash, a key factor in the feasibility of such an endeavor, is remarkably low, at approximately $0.013 per transaction. This cost-efficiency presents a unique opportunity for storing data on the blockchain; however, it also necessitates an exploration into the technical and financial implications of this method, particularly for larger data sizes such as source code files.

When considering the task of uploading five megabytes (MB) of source code to the Bitcoin Cash blockchain, one must delve into the specifics of transaction capabilities and associated costs. Given the blockchain’s design, each transaction can carry a memo or OP_RETURN field, which has a size limit that traditionally stands at about 220 bytes. This limitation is crucial for calculating the number of transactions required to upload a significant amount of data.

By breaking down the numbers, if one were to upload five MB of source code, taking into account the memo size restriction, approximately 23,831 transactions would be necessary to complete the upload. The total cost for this operation, given the current average transaction fee, would amount to roughly $309.81. This calculation underscores the feasibility from a technical standpoint but also highlights the financial consideration involved in utilizing the Bitcoin Cash blockchain for data storage at such a scale.

This analysis serves not only to evaluate the potential of Bitcoin Cash for storing large data files like source code but also to stimulate further discussion on the innovative uses of blockchain technology beyond its original financial applications. As the blockchain landscape continues to evolve, exploring these unconventional applications could pave the way for new methodologies in data storage, distribution, and preservation, offering developers a novel approach to securing their source code for posterity.

Infinity

Perhaps, Infinite can know finite. Finite can sometimes understand the theory of infinite. Finite has limits. Infinite has no limits. Maybe both can have the illusion of death.

Finite can have an ending. Infinite could have a limit however would likely never choose to embrace an ending.

Infinite is real. Finite can be illusion. The infinite can transform finite into being real and infinite.

New Religious Movements and Language

New religious movements are theological evolutions and theological creations, discoveries, and realizations. There are many new religious movements on Earth today. Religion and theology has been part of our human experience since the beginning of our shared human history. 

If members of any new religious movement engage in illegal behaviors and are breaking just laws, then those new religious movement members should be held criminally responsible. Unjust laws should be repealed. 

Cult is a pejorative word for new religious movement. Cult is a stigmatizing label, which might be appropriate if a new religious movement is engaging in forced conversions and/or breaking just laws. 

If a new religious movement is authentically peaceful, then referring to such a movement as a cult is morally wrong. Improperly referring to new religious movements as a cult is bigoted and a form of spiritual bigotry. 

Psychiatry engages in forced conversions. Psychiatry is a pseudo medical cult. Psychiatry is a secular religion effectively. Psychiatry can legally engage in forced conversions through the utilization of civil commitment and the insanity defense. 

Theology can help one to experience more inner and outer peace. All religions at one time started as new religious movements. After a while, new religious movements can become established religious movements. Hopefully more humans will utilize conscience language in differentiating between cults and new religious movements.

Good Ideas and Defeating Aging

Gun rights good! Balanced budgets good. Artificial womb technologies can potentially sidestep the abortion debate. Aging kills about 5,000 Americans every 24 hours and Harvard Professor David Sinclair who wrote the book Lifespan and Dr. Aubrey de Grey who wrote the book Ending Aging probably both agree that our government should fund research to achieve “longevity escape velocity”.

Using Social Media to Outlaw Psychiatric Coercion

Do you want to see laws change with respect to psychiatry? Do you want to see psychiatric human rights abuses outlawed? Twitter can be one way of letting politicians know your views.

Twitter is a platform that many politicians are on.

If many people Tweet to politicians to tell them their views about psychiatry, then politicians will eventually hear the message. Individual politicians many not always see their Twitter notification. There is a good chance that someone is monitoring their social media feeds, and if enough people are trying to send a message to certain politicians, then those politicians may eventually become away of what potential voters are wanting and needing.

“Psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry should be outlawed. Read books by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, like Psychiatric Slavery. Outlaw psychiatric slavery. @AOC @BernieSanders @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden @SenWarren @CoryBooker @repblumenauer @AndrewYang @marwilliamson”

Tweet Example Template:
“Psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry should be outlawed. Read books by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, like Psychiatric Slavery. Outlaw psychiatric slavery. @[PoliticiansTwitterHandleThatYouWantToBeHeardBy] @[PoliticiansTwitterHandleThatYouWantToBeHeardBy] @[PoliticiansTwitterHandleThatYouWantToBeHeardBy] @[PoliticiansTwitterHandleThatYouWantToBeHeardBy] @[PoliticiansTwitterHandleThatYouWantToBeHeardBy]”

You can copy this Tweet’s text exactly; however, you are encouraged to modify it with your personal voice and opinions. Use “@” sign to mention politicians and influencers that you want to hear your voice and ideas.

Do not do anything illegal or that violates any site/apps terms of service when Tweeting.

Listen to and Read Michael Ten

Michael Ten is an artist. He creates spiritual hiphop and writes books.

Books

Radical Life Extension – This book is about why we should defeat aging.

Outlaw Psychiatric Slavery – This book is about why psychiatric coercion should be outlawed.

Extreme Longevity – This book is about how we can utilize social media and grassroots activism to help hasten the defeat of aging.

Music

Michael Ten’s second album Infinite Time is available on all major digital music services.

Ten Milagros, the first album by Michael Ten; on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major digital music services.

This visionary album was inspired by A Course In Miracles and multiple more sources.

Tenqido Motivates Action

Tenqido is a philosophy. Tenqido is a spirituality. Atheists and Hindus, and individuals of all various faiths and lack there of can practice Tenqido as long as they are authentically peaceful, and seeking authentic Truth.

Defeating aging is inline with the philosophy of Tenqido.

Implementing universal basic income is inline with the philosophy of Tenqido.

Outlawing psychiatric coercion is inline with the philosophy of Tenqido.

Sublime energy is inline with the philosophy of Tenqido.

Tenqido is The Way of Sublime Energy or The Way of Heaven Spirit.

All energy and spirit on Earth should be sublime. We can extend and project sublime energy. On Earth as it is in Heaven. Heaven and Earth can cease to exist as separate states.

We should be motivated to be our best selves. We should be motivated to sculpt the energy on Earth into a sublime or Heavenly form, if and when possible. Infinite patience helps us to do this. Follow your inner guide. Follow Holy Spirit.

If you agree with the philosophy of Tenqido, then what helpful actions do you feel motivated to do? Tenqido is for all humans who want authentic peace and limitless peace.

Creating and Establishing Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Internet social media technologies and cryptocurrencies together have recently enabled a new sort of human organization to emerge, decentralized autonomous organizations. Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO’s) are a new ways for humans to collectively achieve worthwhile goals. DAO’s can be for profit or nonprofit, or somewhere in between, like benefit corporations.

Getting started and creating a DAO can be a fairly straightforward process. Announce that you want create a DAO. Create a website for the DAO you have the desire and ability. Create accounts for it on Twitter, Facebook Pages, Instagram, and so forth, if you think it might be helpful. Create a Discord channel, a sub-Reddit, a Facebook page, and maybe a YouTube channel or whatever platforms that you feel might be beneficial.

Collaborating on a DAO can take place online and offline. There are some free solutions for collaborating as decentralized autonomous organizations. GitHub and Reddit both offer wiki capabilities. Communication can take place over Twitter, email, Discord, Reddit, LinkedIn, Facebook, and so forth. You can even use a telephone. Information can be disseminated through YouTube, Steemit, Medium, Memo, Discord, Twitter, email lists, and so forth.

Fundraising to fund and propel forward the mission and purpose of the DAO can take place on crowdfunding sites potentially. Sites like GitCoin and Bounties.network can be used to create bounties for tasks related to propelling forward the mission and purpose of the DAO.

DAO’s can exist for many reasons and many purposes. DAO’s are a new sort of human organizing, and since they are still emerging, best practices for DAO’s has yet to be established.

DAO’s can exist to help outlaw psychiatric coercion. DAO’s can exist to help hasten the defeat of aging. DAO’s can exist to help have basic income implemented either by governments or through cryptocurrencies. DAO’s can exist to help promote clean energy technologies. DAO’s can be religious organizations. DAO’s can effectively be businesses, either nonprofit or for profits. DAO’s can even effectively be benefit corporations. DAO’s can consist of one individual, or many.

Hopefully more individuals will create DAO’s and collaborate on DAO’s. Decentralized organizations can potentially help humans to transform Earth into a place that is full of abundance and prosperity. Be creative in how you create, establish, and collaborate in decentralized autonomous organizations.

Social Media DAO ICO

What countries are ICO’s legal in?

How can one run an ICO in USA and offer it to USA citizens and not violate US securities related laws?

Is it legal to be in USA and run an ICO to countries that allow ICO’s?

I think these are interesting and useful questions to ask.

Can ICO’s fund a decentralized autonomous organization?

I have an idea for an ICO to fund the creation of open source software, and hosting for this software. This software would be a social media site and app that allows for self serve advertising that accepts cryptocurrencies. Users could pay a small fee of cryptocurrency each month to not see ads. 90% or more of net profits from ads and also membership fees will be rewarded back to users (content creators). The app/site could be an alternative to Instagram, Facebook Twitter, and so forth.

I have this vision. I can’t do this alone. If you want to collaborate, please join me on /r/socialdao subreddit.