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Hello Dual Universe community.
 
We are HOMELESS!
 
I know, there is just logo some short back story and some soundtrack prepared for our little organisation so far.
Most of honorable organisations having well prepared sections and structures, we are not there yet.
 
Instead there is a simple idea behind our group.
We would like to run some social experiment of the cashless society. Or rather Inspired by Resource Based Economy concept and see how this will go in brave new world. Don't be mistaken, Homeless stands for the fact we all have lost Earth, our home. But it doesn't mean we are going to be poor. According to the agenda we are actually going to be better off to compare to any other organisation out there ;)
 
We are HOMELESS, we miss our home planet and probably will always call ourselves like that... because of that.
We know already, we will never find place like it. So our home is our ship in vast space or where our people are. We have no intention to settle anywhere yet. Lack of resources, melancholy of the world we left behind. But the primary goal is to build a society, claim resources and terotories of the vast space.
 
Core of the team is a bunch of 'Space Engineers' who played together in server called... well you guessed! HOMELESS!
Group of engineers trying to survive in outer space on random asteroids fighting against poor, and cruel physics ;)
 
But we've made it, joined Arc ship on our own, despite not being invited to the party. We managed to gather our own resources just in time and join the fleet in great journey to find new place.
 
We looking to expand our Organisation. We prefer quality over quantity but any valuable addition to our team that shares our goals, values and simply have a fun playing together is very welcome.
 
Backstory
 
Former crew of UMF fleet that got together to restore faith in humankind. Our ship was sent on final mining operation before trip to Alioth, but we were left behind. Never selected or chosen to be on board Arkship. Shortly before Earth was destroyed there was chaos and disorder among those who left. Humankind shown its worst nature once again. 
 
The Group of Elite Space Engineers and Scientists decided to try to gather enough resources, seek new chance to get to planet Alioth. After following The Arkship trails and joined the rest of pioneers of this brave new world shortly after. 
 
Remembering what happened back on Earth decided not to obey UMF rules anymore and create society based on the model that was born back in 21 century. We believe, that Project Reborn should start fresh. Abandon all old ideas that kept humankind enslaved for so many centuries. The supernova discovery was a disaster that not only destroyed our home but held us back from implementing new social ideas despite great technological advancements. It was always politics of fear and danger.
 
Now since we have fresh start there is a time better than ever to advance to the next level. Most of the population that survived was fed with wrong version of history, propaganda and brainwashed. Too excited of the promise of new life, to know, what UMF really is and what kind of future it holds for them. 
 
We were the last hope of the old world. And we are the only hope of the new one. 
 Who does not know history is doomed to repeat it.
 If you are awaken, if you remember, join us!
 
Agenda
 
The Reborn Project proposes an alternative vision of what the future can be if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization. It calls for a straightforward redesign of our culture in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as totally unacceptable. Anything less will result in a continuation of the same catalog of problems inherent in today's world. People of Antioch may enjoy new start, low population levels and last 500 years would render this idea ahead of it's time once again. But we are not delusional and remember problems that humankind faced and is set to repeat in new world.
 
Values

Evidence shows that most of our behavior is determined by the environment we live in. Changing the environment also results in change in behavior in the long run. People remaining longer periods of time in a certain environment would absorb more from that environment and in time they will behave more in accordance with their surroundings. Today people traveled to the new world in search for an environment that they consider suitable for them — with others who share similar values.

The values prevalent in our society have been inherited from previous generations but the environment we live in is very different. Electricity, vaccines, waste management systems,  Internet, nanotechnology, space engineering etc... have contributed to a vast change of environmental factors but many people around the world today still hold on to the values of the past even though these values do not yield positive outcomes.

Our values are superimposed upon us through every aspect of our experience, movies, education, books, TV, Internet, teachers, role models, subcultures, religion, home life and more. The values given to us are to perpetuate the social system we live under. The manipulation and control is so subtle that we think it comes from within while being reinforced with notions of individuality to believe this.

What we need is a value system that corresponds with the physical reality and one that would facilitate our development towards a saner culture.

 

Determining Values

 

Our values are largely determined by the culture we live in. Organisations around the new world offer different standards of living depending on the resources they manage but they also require their citizens and visitors to follow the established order. What might be considered standard practices in some cultures, in others these practices might be considered extremely socially offensive. Capital punishment is still practiced in many countries around the world today whereas in others, this absolutely ineffective practice has been surpassed.

 

Values are also determined by the methods of thought used in managing the people and the resources in a particular culture. Dictatorships often use theistic methods of indoctrination to make people believe that the established order works for their best interest. Democracies, on the other hand, use manipulative tactics to indoctrinate their populations into believing that individuals have an array of choices but in fact this array is extremely limited compared to what can be accomplished if humanity uses science and technology intelligently.

 

Nowadays, there are different socio-economic systems around the world but we can see that the values prevalent in all cultures have been inherited from past generations and are, to a certain extent, detrimental when applied in our modern society. For instance, forbidding contraception because of religious beliefs can have devastating consequences for a population threatened by venereal disease outbreak. Moving forward into a saner future requires that we design an environment that facilitates our social growth into an emerging global society.

 

Designing Optimal Environments

 

The ancient values, inherent in our social structure from past generations, emerged from a hostile environment based on extreme scarcity. Today we experience a very different environment but we rely on an outdated value system which causes the problems that we experience in our everyday lives. In order to surpass this elementary level in our evolution we need to design an environment that reinforces constant value update.

In a Resource Based Economy the main focus is on the people and the environment. Producing a high standard of living for all human beings on Earth while restoring, preserving and enriching the environment around them requires the use of science and technology and also requires a higher degree of efficiency.

 

Access centers care for the needs of the people by offering all available goods and services free of charge. Automated transportation offers fast, safe and reliable travel across the entire city and between cities and interplanetary, for a fraction of the time. Education designed to bridge the differences between people offers different perspectives and facilitates continuous cultural learning resulting in overall positive human and environmental impact.

 

Humane Values

 

The moral standards of past generations do not offer solutions for present social challenges. It is not enough to label people ‘good’ or ‘bad’ anymore as we know that environmental factors largely determine their behavior. Half of all food production ends as waste while famine is still a major problem around the world. Creating abundance of energy by using renewable sources is possible today but a quarter of the world’s population still lives with no access to electricity. Most people are still strongly attached to the notion of ownership even though they would prefer to stay in a luxury hotel that offers maximum comfort. We still respect biblical notions such as ‘Those that don’t work, shouldn’t eat’ even though most recent technological and scientific advancements that make our lives better result from the efforts of very few men and women. The present state of morality is outdated, full of contradictions and based on ancient practices that yield detrimental results if applied today. The methods of science can be used to determine a functional morality and this exercise will demand that we reevaluate our entire notion of what makes us human.

 

From the very early stages of human evolution, humankind has always tried, where possible, to improve its standard of living depending on resource availability. Evidently, some parts of the world with environments more suitable for human development have produced the complex social systems of the present. A couple of centuries ago humans discovered the methods of science and the result was exponential increase in the standard of living for a selected few. Today we are faced with a similar decision – to move forward to the next phase of our social evolution – an emerging global culture that uses science and technology to intelligently manage its planetary resources for the betterment of all planetary inhabitants. The incentive for problem solving will emerge naturally as people see the positive results of their contributions and they will protect the environment as they understand that the ideas for most solutions also come from it and our existence depends on it. Climate change, nuclear armament, increasing environmental pollution, and constant conflicts between individuals and nations demand that we use scientific tools and methods for problem solving as today’s global challenges demand a global approach from an integrated perspective.

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When there is a bounty on your head, and you ask yourself who you can trust... The society driven by money? We may even toss you a proper meal if you are resourceful ;)

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The Purge already happened on Earth. Just before Arcship left. We know this because we were there. Witnessed all of it trying to give a chance to few more people left behind. Our mission is to prevent humankind to go this route again. You can organize whatever you want, question is how many will follow.

 

You, yourself being in situation of survival more likely will not be able to predict your own behavior in extreme situations. Brainwashed by status quo of UMF... well the fact you even giving this example tell us, there is no hope for you anyway ;)

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To clarify. Most of us here are Polish but we are open for multinational players since this is sort of Human Social experiment we are trying to implement. Nationality doesn't matter at all. We already have guys from Ukraine, Czech Republic and UK and English is kind of mandatory for smooth communication. If your English level is basic but the second language is Polish you can survive :)

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Constitution Draft


1. Everyone in organisation is equal.


2. Organisation should provide a security, stability and resources needed to everyone.


3. Decision making is done by comity of legates and validation of opinions is backed up by scientific methods. Everyone can be nominated to the Legate status.


4. Whatever you do, organisation values, goals and members comes first.


5. Science and technology is a primary source of wisdom.


6. Our social structure is based on a unorganisation principals. Our structure should remain flat and decentralized.


7. All activity of organisation members serves improvement of standards of living and greater good of all members of organisation.


8. Nobody can enforce any member to do as he wish, but any member that acts against values of organisation can be expelled.


9. Every member of organisation has a right to prove his point and question any decision if provides a proof of a flaw.


10. Opinions or ideas are implemented when accepted by majority of members. But only 1 scientific proof  can dismiss it if invalid.


11. We share and distribute our resources based on organisation needs and goals. Individual needs are met by commitment of all members into organisation.


12. Religion, fanaticism or any other irrational way of thinking or satus-quo of any sort has no place in our organisation. If you believe in elfs or santa you should not be here.


13. If you think we are not those who going to change the world, it only means that you are the one who is going to do it. Nor be with us.


14. Organisation is to remain non aggressive, but has full rights and duty to defend itself and because of leaving among dangerous organisation shall establish superior defense systems.


15. Member shares and privileges are based on the member contribution.


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It's been a while here. I've let the thread sunk a bit.

But there is always good time in search for fresh blood :)

 

Homeless is recruiting!

If you feel this concept is good for you please join us!

If you still have some questions join our discord to talk.

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So... basically the Venus Project?

Also, I'mma show my personal opinions on the constitution:

 

Constitution Draft

1. Everyone in organisation is equal. (Obviously.)

2. Organisation should provide a security, stability and resources needed to everyone. (SOCIALISM! WOO!)

3. Decision making is done by comity of legates and validation of opinions is backed up by scientific methods. Everyone can be nominated to the Legate status. (That's a problem. Elected Leaders interferes with Number 8)

4. Whatever you do, organisation values, goals and members comes first. (Interferes with Number 8)

5. Science and technology is a primary source of wisdom. (That's a statement by the organization.)

6. Our social structure is based on a unorganisation principals. Our structure should remain flat and decentralized. (If you're talking grunts / miners / squadron leaders, this is gonna be a big problem.)

7. All activity of organisation members serves improvement of standards of living and greater good of all members of organisation. (Interferes with Number 8 due to the members being able to do whatever they want.)

8. Nobody can enforce any member to do as he wish, but any member that acts against values of organisation can be expelled. (If I'm not mistaken, can't somebody just not follow ANY organization directives?)

9. Every member of organisation has a right to prove his point and question any decision if provides a proof of a flaw. (That's something called A Reasonable Society. Goodjob!)

10. Opinions or ideas are implemented when accepted by majority of members. But only 1 scientific proof  can dismiss it if invalid. (What prevents a leader from denying the fact? It violates Number 8.)

11. We share and distribute our resources based on organisation needs and goals. Individual needs are met by commitment of all members into organisation. (Slight problem. Nobody needs to actually participate due to Number 8.)

12. Religion, fanaticism or any other irrational way of thinking or satus-quo of any sort has no place in our organisation. If you believe in elfs or santa you should not be here. (Violates Number 1 due to "everyone is equal." Their beliefs are apparently voided if they believe in "magic" or a higher-being. Any what happens if members make Santa their god by rule Number 10. It is difficult to disprove an entire religion / belief.)

13. If you think we are not those who going to change the world, it only means that you are the one who is going to do it. Nor be with us. (That's a statement. Not a rule.)

14. Organisation is to remain non aggressive, but has full rights and duty to defend itself and because of leaving among dangerous organisation shall establish superior defense systems. (Somewhat a statement. Isn't this basically every corporation?)

15. Member shares and privileges are based on the member contribution. (Neat.)

 

So, currently, I'm looking at this as a society. Maybe re-write the consitution in the Leader's, Organization's, and Scientific Community's favour?

Again, I might be reading this totally wrong. If so, dismiss this.

Thanks, Kuritho.

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@Kuritho it is indeed a draft for any legate to discuss internally. A starting point to give a framework. And you right, it's an attempt to implement a venus project in virtual world and our game scenario. If you reading a constitution and you feel it only serves a group of people in a society then yeah, it definitely needs improvements. It suppose to serve everybody in here. And even if legates will rule and not everybody want to actively participate in that process or be a legate, decision makers, Those who really should serve the society will server and be held accountable for their decisions. If you don't want to get involved into legate business, the common standards will apply to them and that will come with responsibilities as well as privileges.

 

Right now we working on a automated system when everyone from the community can apply to become a legate. But that will come with responsibilities. To serve community at first place.

Once you are on the Legate list automated system will randomly pick representatives to form a leaders of community. Everyone will have a chance to participate in the process. Simply a Legate function will be to say, Yes I like to serve our community. If system will pick you, it's your job to lead. 

 

​And ONLY job at this point. You will be dismissed from mining, gathering, building, fighting or whatever is the tedious daily activity of others and get a salary to go by.  Rest of legates will hold you accountable for your efforts and results as well as your continuation will depend on their vote to keep you in power. If you resign system will pick another random person from legates.

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I read that decisions are taken by a comity of legates, but this system may lead you to diplomatic problems or, even worse, bad economic decisions when the wrong person acces to the legate power... I mean, everyone who want to rule/take decisions is not capable of done it. And even if you expelled them at this moment, the damage is already done.

 

I think you need at least that the randomized choice may be corrected by other legates or the previous one.

 

or how are you going to work against that?

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Yes, by randomised choice we thinking to create AI system that will put in charge one of the legates into responsible position.

Then every Legate has a right to accept or decline such position.

Every legate on such position can be dismissed from position if majority of Legates will vote him out.

In both cases AI will select new player.

 

Not sure to what level AI will be totally random or take into account some extra conditions.

For instance, if you already served under particular position and failed you should be excluded from a lottery. 

 

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