The Utopian Project

The Utopian Project is an idea I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but I was overthinking it and now it’s up, it’s a page, and let the chips fall where they may, as the saying goes.
The idea is to have a place where news of the day or great questions of our time can be discussed without the conversation degenerating into a binary loop, seasoned with dull insults, bad grammar and logical fallacies up the wazoo. Where you can have the type of conversation that teaches people more about the topic, which explores different options, looks at things from a new angle, and maybe, occasionally, arrives at a conclusion, or starts a subthread, or leads to a plan of action.
It is not social media. It is idea media.
How do I plan to do that? Read the rules. Will I be able to do that? That’s the challenge. I expect I can handle it up to about 200 comments a day, provided I spend a bit less time on Facebook, but I don’t think that will be a problem.
Because this is, in a way, what I hoped Facebook would turn into, and you do get occasional flashes (which also encourages me that a page like this can work)of brilliance there, but often as not you get the complete opposite.
For now, it’s rudimentary. I’ve posted two posts, and one of them is the rules. I’ll add a link to this blog. I’ll try to add a couple of posts each day.


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