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A "serious game" for Facebook groups or other online tribes to convert project plans into actual, self-funding grassroots projects.

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Openworld game 2012pdf

  1. 1. OpenworldGameHow social networks canpartner with localities to thrivein the peer-to-peer era
  2. 2. Meltdown ›  Eroding wages, failing financial systems, deleveraging markets ›  Billions of people need ways to build free, resilient, and thriving communities
  3. 3. TheOpportunitySmall catalystscan turn failingsystems insideout… in ways thatreplicate andscale
  4. 4. It’s happened before...
  5. 5. Phoenicia’s idea
  6. 6. In the Internet era… Digital ‘gifts on a beach’ can help us spread innovations around the world
  7. 7. The Openworld Game willwork with Facebook groupsand others online to: › Incentivize students, jobseekers and tribes to spread seeds of “radical abundance” › Promote projects that awaken assets on a success-sharing basis, rewarding participants who give valued inputs
  8. 8. Q How will it work?
  9. 9. Online participants pick favorite1 initiatives to help struggling areas
  10. 10. 2 Participants define practical, Starter self-funding projects in their Kit areas of interest They earn points by assembling “Seeds of change” starter kits for these projects, freely downloadable by any locality
  11. 11. 2 Online teams can also produce advanced kits for local allies Video orientations and eLessons on “early wins” and long-term upsides can be stored on US$10 MicroSD cards for cell phones: ›  “How to” videos featuring bootstrap initatives in poor areas that have become self-sustaining ›  Microstipends (via Paypal, Bitcoin, etc) that ensure “day one” access for residents to regional and global eLearning and eHealthcare providers ›  Startup work-study projects whose completion by students and jobseekers creates credentials for entry into global telework markets ›  Access to allied microlending and microinvestment sites, with further introductions to larger lenders/investors ›  Links to global volunteers active in social networks and allied campus groups, technology innovators, and policy reform institutes
  12. 12. 3 ›  Online participants pledge personal time and/or microgrants for projects in communities that make the fullest commitments ›  Ascending levels of support are given to communities that agree to commit land and enabling reforms for the ventures
  13. 13. To unlock each ascendinglevel of support… › Local project champions digitally record and upload (on Flickr, Slideshare, Youtube) their progress in reaching key milestones
  14. 14. Seeds of Change offers can be spread widely!in informal and formal sectors…
  15. 15. At grassroots levels,prospective partnersidentify projects of interest Clean water eLearning via system telecenters
  16. 16. And earn points by uploadinglocal opportunity profiles›  Community profiles (in the MiiU.org Resilient Places wiki)›  Slides with ideas on projects›  Youtube clips of available sites & reform commitments to awaken assets
  17. 17. What kind of asset-awakeningreforms? ›  eGovernment (pilots of web-based licensing/permits) ›  Transparent land registries ›  Alternative Dispute Resolution systems ›  Singapore/Hong Kong-style free zone policies ›  Flexiwage bonus systems for public sector employees (linking pay to the economic health of the locality)
  18. 18. Examples of land value gains5x – 50x land valuegains have occurredin leading free citiesand zones, followingadoption of reformsThe Openworld Gamewill encourageprojects that includelocal and global goodcauses as US$ 71.1 billionbeneficiaries in land lease earnings (Hong Kong from 1970-2000)
  19. 19. As localities offer sites forprojects, participants may agreeto begin pilot projects
  20. 20. How a local project can unlock ascending resources As a pilot project advances, localities can digitally record its milestones. Each milestone can earn “Freedompoints” redeemable (for example) in community microscholarships to spread skills, microvouchers to access telemedicine, introductory telework jobs, introductions to investors, and other pre-agreed benefits. 1x 1.  Individual shows active interest in radical abundance project opportunities Individuals 2.  Learning circles form to research the proposed new demonstration ventures 3.  Entrepreneurial schools & telecenters build valued skills through online 2x courses, and help jobseekers find projects in global markets for telework Learning 4. Residents join neighborhood self-help groups, recording arbitration Circles pledges and photos of land boundaries to awaken “dead capital” 5.  Public officials agree to recognize neighborhood actions and 5x pilot economic reforms in new “success-sharing zones” Entrepreneurial 6.  Local allies commit prime sites for phased, private SchoolsMultipliers 7.  projects (with neighborhood groups, schools, and a local good causes sharing in land asset gains)(Microstipends 10xand other challenge 3. Full-scale Free Zone offers grow in step Neighborhood Self-help 2. Innovation Parkwith local progress) 1. Quickstart 30x Reform Pilots 100x Success-Sharing Zones
  21. 21. What’s next?›  Introduce a working “pledge currency” for radical abundance (building on Eli Gothill’s Twitter-based currency)›  Prepare a game prototype (with GoogleEarth, Sketchup, and other off-the-shelf apps)›  Engage social networks (to create Seeds of Change toolkits, develop a reputation-building reward for volunteers, and define standing offers of online assistance for exemplary local projects)›  Assemble digital gifts (commitments by luminaries, social capital investors, foundations, and others to support challenge offers)›  Assist grassroots allies (with an initial focus on entrepreneurial schools and self-help groups in poor communities that seek land grant sites and asset-awakening reforms)›  Replicate self-funding projects (sponsor competitions to award Seeds of Change resources to new areas seeking to remove barriers to growth)
  22. 22. Let’s do it! Mark Frazier www.openworld.comemail: mfrazier@openworld.com phone: +1.202.257.2574 @openworld (updates on Twitter)

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