Technology is modernizing every industry in the world, yet humans are still running their minds (and, by extension, our society) on an operating system built by apes.
This is ridiculous, and trying to run increasingly powerful technologies (like artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons, etc) on a buggy, bloated, legacy OS is a great way to crash our civilization.
So here I am, gently offering an alternative solution.
Unlike religion, Gameism relies on no central authority, institution or leader telling you what to do or how to think. It is an open-source, decentralized form of spirituality — a modern solution to humanity's oldest problem.
But Gameism is not spiritual anarchy. Once you understand the source code (i.e the FEP) on a very deep level, you'll realize that love is the most powerful creative force in existence. Love is, and always has been, the answer to everything.
Sure, you can create a bunch of fun material things in the game. And you can leverage the FEP to create destruction and scarcity, if that's how you choose to experience yourself.
But the most formidable sorcerers leverage love. When you think, speak and act out of love, the gaming engine is rigged in your favor. It's not mystical - it's math.
And just to be clear: I'm not claiming to be a perfect enlightened zen angel, or a spiritual guru, or anything like that. I'm merely the engineer, and an avid user of my own OS.
I'll continue to hone my craft, develop this work, and share what I learn. But what you choose to do with Gameism is up to you.
I oscillate between wanting to live a quiet life full of creativity and nature and children and beauty and love...
...and wanting to fix every-goddamn-problem in the world.
The only way to fix every-goddamn-problem in the world is to solve them all at their root cause: consciousness.
And the only way to upgrade human consciousness is to build a better OS, then offer it to billions of people.
I completed the first part of that quest as a single-player endeavour (mind you, I could only do it by standing on the shoulders of giants whom I'd never met)...
...but distributing the OS is a massive multi-player mission.
That's where you come in.
I'd love to empower thinkers, geeks, scientists, engineers, creators, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, students, philanthropists, educators, storytellers, artists and masters of their craft to build projects on top of Gameism.
What I can contribute to the mission:
What I need help with:
Maybe you're interested in building a curriculum for children, or doing scientific research, or applying the FEP to politics, or leveraging this knowledge in a social project, or creating a meetup for gameists in your local community.
Whatever it is, I'd like to play the role of nurturer and supporter. I'll provide a raw 'starter kit' for this new way of thinking, and you apply your specific expertise to extend this knowledge and build something impactful on top of it.
Our shared mission is to upgrade human consciousness and alleviate suffering in the game. If we're all generating free energy in that direction, we can collectively create heaven on earth - magical technologies, abundant resources, incredible art, a spiritually-evolved civilization.
Like I said: the only limits to human potential are the ones we place on ourselves...
If you're diving deep into Gameism, here's how I'd approach it:
Here's what I'm working on next:
This is a tentative list of features I'd like to ship, but I can change the priorities based on what other gameists would find useful. So if you have feedback or feel strongly about something, let me know!
There's a big difference between doing what's comfortable and practical in the short term (i.e optimizing my life for financial security while building a solid career and nest egg)...
...and doing what's good and right for humanity in the long-term (i.e. spending years developing Gameism on my own dime, and then releasing it as a free, open-source project).
I've been working on this, unpaid, for most of my twenties. And I'm still consulting part-time to fund this project (which is perfectly enjoyable, and creates a parsimonious route for money to flow into my bank account... but it's not leveraged).
So if you'd like to financially support this mission, toss a coin my way. You can use the widget below, or click here to visit my fundraising page.
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Venturing into the unknown is lonely.You see something so clearly in your mind, but no one else can see it... yet. Not unless you bring it into existence. To quote Nietsche: "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
But throughout all the ups and downs, there has been one constant in this adventure: my family. This algorithm has produced many magnificent things, but nothing as magnificent as them.