[FoRK] Reminder: ZSF launch event tomorrow! Please help spread the word if you can!

Gary Stock gstock at nexcerpt.com
Fri Nov 16 08:13:23 PST 2012

Does ZS have a "loyal opposition"?  The presentation is appealing, but 
avoids revealing any weaknesses.

Brief examples of triggers of doubt:

Discussing BCI, without ever defining the acronym, suggests a mild but 
natural flavor of "inbreeding toward irrelevance."  It leaves me 
wondering if the group is too self-referential.

Pitching Bitcoin as so highly profitable has all the hallmarks of an 
investment scam.  It leaves me wondering if the group is unaware of how 
that appears to outsiders.

Can someone recommend a usable -- i.e., rational, moderate, concise -- 
statement of ways in which ZS or bitcoin may ~not~ work as intended?

Of what has not been said, but might ~need~ to be considered?


On 11/16/12 5:13 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
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> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:34:57 +0000
> To: Doctrine Zero<DoctrineZero at googlegroups.com>,
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> Subject: Reminder: ZSF launch event tomorrow! Please help spread the word if
> 	you can!
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> Reminder: ZSF launch event tomorrow! Please help spread the word if you can!
> http://zerostate.net/ZSF.html
> ZSF - The Zero State Fund - is a mutual fund being planned by and for
> Zero State citizens and friends.
> This is an important historical opportunity for avowed Transhumanists
> and others aware of a radically disruptive future to achieve a degree
> of control over their collective fates by beginning to gather
> resources and a degree of influence over how world events affect us.
> It is particularly important that you inform yourself ahead of the
> launch event by watching the Youtube presentation beforehand, and
> thinking about it carefully. Please also allow yourself time to test
> the Openqwaq client software (again, details below), to minimise the
> chance of having any difficulties on the day.
> The following message is from Anu (Rudiger Koch), regarding the ZSF
> launch event on November 17th, 2012:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to invite you to the first virtual ZSF conference on Nov
> 17th, 18:00h UTC ( 05:00h ZST). This meeting will start where the
> Youtube presentation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QihIz59sfxY) ends
> - it will mainly be a panel discussion of the Zero State Fund (ZSF).
> A video of the event will be published via this webpage
> (http://zerostate.net/ZSF.html) immediately after discussion has
> finished, and an email thread will be created for discussion of
> pledges on the main Zero State mailing list:
> http://groups.google.com/group/DoctrineZero
> Pledges are currently at $6,015 for options, $48,120 for shares. As
> the minimum initial capital for a mutual fund in St.Kitts is $100,000,
> we need at least $12,500 in pledges on options to reach that. But we
> need to be a bit higher just to make sure.
> Deadline for Pledges will be Nov 19, 24:00h ZST. If at this point we
> have more than $15,000 in pledges, ZSF will happen, otherwise it will
> be canceled and a chance for ZS to shape history will have passed
> unused.
> The Conference will take place in Openqwaq. Please get the client
> software from:
> http://qwaq.3dicc.com/client/
> Please ask Eugen [eleitl at zerostate.net] for a login.
> We'll meet at the teleXLR8 Main Conference Hall.
> Thanks
> Anu

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