Castpoints use case: proactive EMS in schools

A topic that is foremost in every parent’s mind is their child’s safety, (particularly while on school grounds).

Here are a few facts:
• Active shooter events have nearly tripped in the past 7 years.(2)
• The five highest casualty events since 2000 happened despite police arriving on scene in about 3 minutes (which is considered fast).
• Current communication and organization options are poor.

After 15 years of working on this very issue, I finally have a solution: An advanced, yet simple, communication system that works on any cell phone, and cuts response time to under 10 seconds: “Castpoints.”

When I talk with parents about how Castpoints could:
• Reduce a school’s overall risk.
• Greatly reduce casualties.
• Is transparent, yet protects privacy.
• Is built on the proven(3) Incident Command System, which provides a standardized approach for incident management, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity of the event.
They universally blurt, “I want that!”

MINIMIZE RESPONSE TIME WHILE MAXIMIZING USABLE INFORMATION
A few taps on any phone to change a status to “Emergency, active shooter” immediately messages teachers, staff, parents, EMS, everyone, who then update their status and location. Now everyone can immediately, and independently, tell where the issue is, and IS NOT, and act. The key is that relationships are established BEFORE the incident, so:
• A trusted chain of command is in place.
• Frantic people do not need to ponder who and how they message. The Castpoints expert liaison structure automatically does this.
• Half of these incidents end by unarmed citizens. Now they know exactly where to go.
• Police don’t just “arrive on scene”, They also know exactly where to go.
• Seconds count: saving a minute can save 10 kids.(1)
• A campus can be declared secure very quickly, speeding help to the injured.

RESPONSE AND LIABILITY

It’s crazy to expect school staff to correctly make intense life and death decisions in seconds while under fire with only 4 hours of yearly training. With Castpoints, there is no more, “If only I did…” Teachers don’t have to wait for central authority to make good decisions. They can act in seconds. Plus, an offsite Incident Commander, with their massive resources, can instruct school staff to get kids to safety, while directing others to confront the shooter, all within seconds.

MANAGING PARENTS
Most incident systems are only for professionals, and cost a lot of money. Schools normally broadcast simple messages that parents can’t respond too. In a real emergency, the office will be flooded with calls. The Castpoints liaison messaging system means there is no need to call the office because the best info about a parent’s kid, and the situation in general, is already on the parent’s phone in seconds.

Castpoints can manage other incidents as well such as broken bones, earthquakes, drills, and emergency supplies (that are often out of date).

I’m wondering if you might be available to discuss this simple, free (for schools), and professional way to secure schools.

I’ll be upfront by saying that I have successfully coded 20% of Castpoints. I have done this all with my savings and free time. However, now I am at a point where it’s become essential to outsource some of the funding so I can hire help and finish this much needed system within 5 months.

This system can provide life changing results for schools that I hope one day will be incorporated into schools nation wide.

All the best, Jeff Fitzmyers, MS

Selected resources
1) http://www.policemag.com/channel/careers-training/articles/2013/02/rethinking-active-shooter-response.aspx
2) https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-incidents/a-study-of-active-shooter-incidents-in-the-u.s.-2000-2013
3) https://www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo31023.pdf

More resources
http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/91068/file-15973733-pdf/docs/msa_special_analysis_
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/MediaLibraries/URMCMedia/flrtc/documents/ActiveShooterEvents.pdf
http://www.spartancops.com/solo-officer-entry-active-shooters-ron-borsch-qa-part-1/
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/pdf/efop/efo31023.pdf

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Uber shows how not to price services. How they can easily fix their pricing model.

Uber Had A Very Bad Day On a backdrop of tragedy, prices were unilaterally increased. Yes “surge” pricing is based on supply and demand, but implemented poorly.

  • From the image, the scope of the change is unknowable. This increases uncertainty.
  • Its unilateral. Nobody likes it when options are removed.
  • Uber does not present this as a profit opportunity for risk tolerant drivers.
  • In fine print, the rate expires in 2 minutes. What does that mean? The rate will go higher, or lower?

This is fallout from not showing supply AND demand AND letting people choose.

If Uber had a map showing the supply and demand near the tragedy, everyone would understand that the tragedy is causing higher prices, not Uber. If someone thinks a price is too high, that is not a problem, its an opportunity! They can’t complain anymore: If they don’t like the price, great, offer a lower one. There will be people who are fine with the risk of getting closer to the tragedy. Plus, people could say they are willing to pick up a short walk away.

The goal of the free market is to complete a win-win transaction. That’s hard without full transparency.

This PR issue also illustrates the symptoms of:

  • Fiat decisions verses evolutionary decisions. Uber first charges double, then reverses the fees. All this takes overhead and decisions making.
  • Uber is billed as peer 2 peer, but obviously is not.
    • There is very little focus on supply, mainly on demand.
    • Participants don’t set prices.
    • Their driver verification process has critics. (But a few instances of violence is pretty small compared to the number of rides. It might be statistically safer to ride Uber than to walk.)
    • The presence of God view. This overhead is not needed with true peer to peer.

If Uber used a free market pricing model, they would make less money, but provide a better priced service.

0 – 1.6 mins talking about the above info.
1.6 – 4.6 mins a visual suggestion.

How Castpoints manages peer 2 peer emergency response

Simple broken leg example
A mom drops off a kid to school and then updates the kid’s location to “At School” on her phone’s browser. Everything has a chain of custody.

At recess, the kid brakes his leg. The yard duty searches for his name and updates his status to “Hurt, Moderately”, and location to “Lower Playground” on her phone. Event “XYZ School” has a role called EMS that has subscribed to status changes of “Hurt, Moderately” so they immediately get a text. They now have a lot of information. Also, the kid’s parents have been texted, since stewards can get all status changes. Grandparents, and the baby sitter that was going t pick the kid up from school are also texted.

There is also an inactive role role called Hurt Kids. One of the parties activates the role (and becomes “leader”) and puts the kid in this role. The stewards automatically are also added to this role. The leader can add other parties, like the local emergency room. Now everyone can freely communicate with privacy. Roles have a liaison function that can “promote” information. So the liaison would just acknowledge that a kid was hurt on the playground and is headed to the hospital. The event XYZ School subscribes to this liaison feed and would promote this to their public news feed.

  • This service does not need  911
  • Response time is as fast as possible
  • Responders have excellent situational awareness.
    • They know where the incident is. So if necessary, police immedaitely know if they need to manage a crows and or traffic.
    • The magnitude of the situation.
    • They are in direct communication with the kid, an adult, and his parents.

Complex earthquake example
Say an earthquake damages part of the school. Everyone who could, would update their personal status, status of their roles (classrooms, office, grounds, etc.). In 2 clicks, EMS can tell exactly where problems are and aren’t, and available resources.

Say a road is out and EMS can’t readily respond. That’s okay. They can still help manage many things from their phones. They, or anyone, would activate roles like “Initial Tasks”. These roles all have lists of tasks with costs (resources, time, people). So the leader populating that role knows how many people to add too it and already has an estimate on how long it will take. For example, one of the first tasks would be shut of the gas. The location is part of this info, so anyone can do it.

If parents are separated from their kids, that is easily managed. Other stewards can pick up the kids, and or kids can be moved to local houses in groups. There is always a chain of custody. The parents know their kids status, location, stewards, and can communicate at any time.

  • Even if no EMS participated, people can get done everything that does not require actual EMS.
  • The whole thing can be mangled remotely. If there was a lot of damage, many experts, who are already vetted, can get to work in seconds. EMS roles can be merged so that in seconds, the main Incident Commander can manage a whole region of recovery.
  • Most dister recovery have problem with creating inventories of supplies and services and dealing with volunteers (looters?). In Castpoints, all that is already present and safe. If 30 volunteers use 15 minutes to meet at a central place and get organized, that wastes 7 people hours. In CP volunteers just pick a task on their phone, update the status of the task occasionally.

What if castpoints is not yet in use at my school?
Say I’m picking up my daughter at school and a big earthquake hits. I create a new event called XYZ School Earthquake on my phone. I then search for “earthquake”. Results always have context,. I don’t want the category Science > Earthquakes, I want EMS > Earthquake Management. So I click on this category and see a list of Earthquake Management “events”. I pick the one with a high ROI for the size of my school. Immediately that whole framework populates my event. I now have roles, tasks, status localized to this situation. A few generic locations populate, and we easily add other locations as needed. Now I start adding people I know (to keep the chain of custody) to be leaders of these roles. Those leaders add members to their role and also leaders to sub roles. In a few minutes, we have already organized 20 people in a best practice way!

Current EMS systems cost $100,000+ and are managed top down by EMS.

Aggregating grades and absences, etc.
My kid was recently home sick with a 102°F temp. If our school was using this system, and was connected to the state school system (optional), which was then connected to the USA school system (optional), then the world (optional), etc… Me, not the school admin (reducing their costs), could indicate the absence and specific reason (temp 102° F). Data is aggregated once it gets beyond the role level, so privacy is protected.

People can now in realtime see the absences and reasons (barf, avg temp, etc.) at any level (school, school district, county, state, nation, world, etc.). This works for most common data: sales, inventory, soil conditions, health records, etc. This is completely at odds with (and will subvert 😉 the typical model where the aggregators own the users information. A current $100 million example: K-12 student database jazzes tech startups, spooks parents.

The fractal pattern
That is only 20% of the power of Castpoints. Anyone can easily apply this mix of simplicity, organization, and proven industry specific best practices, to manage any group of resources: People, time, business, content, goods, work.

The market
Event management software is a $5 billion industry growing at 8% / year. Emergency management software is an $80 billion market growing at 6%.

Managing a school field trip

At any time, the teacher creates a role called Aquarium Field Trip and invite parents to drive. The role of drivers has stipulations, like having insurance.

  • School
    • Class Room 7 
      • Aquarium Field Trip

Parents show up and their cars are added to the hierarchy.

  • School
    • Class Room 7 (Status: Open)
      • Aquarium Field Trip (Status: Active, Location xyz)
        • Sam’s Car (Status: Loading, Location: School)
        • Morgan’s Car (Status: Loading, Location: School)

The teacher is the current steward of the kids and is in charge of adding them to Sam’s role. There is always a chain of custody with everything.

  • School
    • Class Room 7 (status: Open)
      • Aquarium Field Trip (Status: Active, Location xyz)
        • Sam’s Car (Status: Loading, Location: School)
          • Liz (Status: Fine, Location: Sam’s Car)
          • Ben (Status: Fine, Location: Sam’s Car)
        • Morgan’s Car (Status: Loading, Location: School)
          • Mark (Status: Fine, Location: Morgan’s Car)
          • Lisa (Status: Fine, Location: Morgan’s Car)

On the return to school, Sam’s car gets caught up in massive traffic. So Sam updates her role to “Stuck in big traffic”. All active stewards of each kid immediately get notified. Parents, grandparents, sitters, other parents who were going to host a play date after school, etc.

  • School
    • Class Room 7 (status: Open)
      • Aquarium Field Trip (Status: Active, Location xyz)
        • Sam’s Car (Status: Stuck in big traffic, Location: Bay Bridge)
          • Liz (Status: Fine, Location: Sam’s Car)
          • Ben (Status: Fine, Location: Sam’s Car)
        • Morgan’s Car (status: In transit, Location: On the road)
          • Mark (Status: Fine, Location: Morgan’s Car)
          • Lisa (Status: Fine, Location: Morgan’s Car)

As the kids are dropped off, stewardship is transferred from the drivers to the next steward.

Applying to Y Combinator

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What is your company going to make?
I have codified the process of evolution for practical use on any mobile browser. Any mix of people, content, work, and goods, can effectively self organize for any activity with the only limitation to thrive being desire to add value. Its like “enterprise resource management” software, except easy to use, and available to anyone. Oh, Castpoints supersedes: GOOGL, AirBnb, WFC, QQQ, EBAY, FB, GS/JPM, LNKD, MA/V, TWTR, UBER, central banks, and politics can because their models are all indirect / vertical. Castpoints is as direct and integrated as mathematically possible, exactly like nature.

Evidence: GOOGL is constantly in a race war with people gaming their ranking algorithm. This is a symptom of indirect valuation. In Castpoints, content is directly rated AND backed with skin in the game. CP’s search results list what has already PROVEN to be valuable to others AND it’s in an integrated context that is useful for more than just content. That can’t be gamed. In fact, nothing can be gamed: crime and lying costs more than its worth.

Founders?
Just me. Many of the best breakthroughs were due to one nutter. Castpoints isn’t the 17th kind of texting service, it’s the biggest paradigm disruptions since the internet. (Next will be Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity.) Some of the most significant inventors were individuals: Guttenberg, Franklin, Edison, Bell, Newcomen, Ford. The Wright Bothers were awesome though!

I’m more interested in being a part of a team then a startup CEO. I have a very clear vision, and that’s where my resources are best applied.

Why Mr Anderson, Why, why do you persist?
I didn’t pick it. It picked me. I stick with it because it has the potential to help 7 billion people thrive.

Castpoints stewards humanity from centralized control to decentralized autonomy. Most people have no concept of what that means beyond a few buzzwords. To me it seems obvious, and incredibly elegant.

People ask for CP every day in many ways. People want to thrive and are sick of govs messing everything up. Why can’t we just wake up with an idea, publicize it, or do it, and make money without a hassle? Why does a creator also have to be a good marketer? If I see a good idea, why can’t I invest in it directly? Why can’t I reply to someone asking for help and if my reply is valuable, easily make money off it?

What’s unique?
(1) Self configuring classifications. Everything has a value and ROI so anything can be compared. (Think about that! If I say method A is better than method B, we can test both for a short period of time at little cost, and the ROI of each is visible in real time. Everything has an ROI, people, methods, roles, events: they can all be evaluated ~accurately.)
(2) Universal money.
(3) Conflict resolution via performance bonds is expert, local, and fast.
(4) Hierarchical relationship roles and communication provide context and reduce info overload.
(5) Scales organically with minuscule overhead.

The initial target group (PTA’s CERT’s) who still use pen and paper. But even high tech groups routinely complain that the available tools (Google groups, etc.) don’t work well for them. At Code For America, we were passing around emails on a piece of paper!

Competitors?
Evolution has no competition, so competition is at the implementation level. The sharing economy is making progress toward aspects of CP, but the only real competition is the gov, and a belief that problems really never are solved. The gov will very likely try to vilify CP to keep people at their teat. I was very concerned about this 5-10 years ago because a majority of people had a crush on gov. That has changed. Also, initially, CP is more like a ledger / escrow service. USD don’t flow through CP initially (actually, its Joules, and ownership).

An initial target market is emergency responders. That market has yet to solve the problem of how to ramp up quickly. Are those volunteers really looters? What are their skills? How do we know? In CP, all resources, including best practices, are already present and known so any situation can be dealt with expertly, immediately, even remotely.
$100,000+ EMS systems don’t compare because they use centralized control.

What have others missed?
The core theoretical issue is that people miss-value things and so make poor decisions allocating resources. CP fixes that for content, goods, and work (tasks / services).
(1) Nowadays, everyone is an expert on “disruptive paradigms”, but then they don’t do anything original. CP does create whole new markets. Big ones.
(2) Most don’t understand how nature works: always aiming to maximize future options. Biomimicry is making inroads, but it’s much simpler to work with specific things rather than systems.
(3) Nature does not have exceptions. If a design does, its incorrect. Most can’t accept that. Example: CP is win-win, so everyone loves advertisers because they always get value from them one way or another. And advertisers always get value too. All without privacy issues. I did not design this to happen. It emerged from the initial conditions.
(4) Centralized control scales poorly. (It starts out win-lose and devolves to lose-lose: war). That’s why reputation has more value than regulations. And contracts more value than laws. Conflict resolution in CP is done by users, not CP.
(5) The classification system must be real time and self adjust to market conditions. Having a centralized team of editors classifying a thing is costly, takes time, is prone to censorship and mistakes, and often culture specific. Using a self modifying non exclusive classification system is simple, but means letting go of control.
(6) Tangible goods and work: Uber, Task Rabbit, eBay, stock markets, LNKD, etc., all do the same thing: match wants and needs. But since they are fragmented, so are reputations, payments, etc. All that’s needed is one abstraction layer to tie them all together. Instead people just copy and paste to a different category.
(7) Intangible content: Twitter and Google lack context and value things indirectly. This results in info overwhelm.
(6+7) Cool emergent properties can’t really manifest until content, goods, and work are integrated.

Initial conditions are simple and always have archetypes in nature. Nodes (work, good), connections (semi permeable membrane), private property (cell), iteration (time), feedback (nerves). The classification system is KEY to tying it all together. It’s how things are able to be localized. An incomplete draft of practical evolution from origin, original mis-take to now: http://wp.me/p4neeB-4Y

How is money made?
A flat fee at the point of sale if the event is paying dividends. Castpoints increases individual productivity by about 25% and group productivity by about 100%. Everyone should be using CP because it’s really hard to compete with those who do use it. So Castpoints will have access to about 40% of world money flows.

How attract users?
Initial marketing is with large semi-organized groups with little money. School phone trees, PTA’s, CERT’s, etc. Their emergency systems are poor. Usually not-for-profits. When talking about safety benefits to parents, they all say, “I want that!” (School shootings are increasing 😦

Other
Overhead is MINISCULE.
(1) Everything in CP is self configuring. We don’t need teams resolving conflicts, nor figuring out categories of items. All that is dynamic based on supply and demand.
(2) Castpoints is a commodity. Once coding is done (hahah) there’s not much to do because:
(3) Data visualizations are via Wolfram Alfa (which is uber cool!).
(4) Just like any other Castpoints event, marketing, much of support, and all conflict resolution is provided by others.
(5) The data base is cloud ready (although a real DBA is needed to fix bottlenecks. But I have done a lot of work to be data base efficient).

CP can scale with ease, with a very small team, cheaply.

Other ideas?
***What could possibly be more universal than the ability to directly use the process of evolution to address almost any issue?***

  • Energy CP allows people to automatically trade energy they produce, and or, buy energy in low use time slots cheaper. Energy now has proxies like CPU cycles, bandwidth. CP handles all that.
  • AI. CP is basically a global brain powered by crowd sourcing and self adapting best practices. The next step after CP is Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity.
  • Robotics How does one effectively manage seemingly autonomous robots and nanobots. Decisions, data, and action on whom and what? CP uses a very simple local model that easily manages all that.
  • Biotech With CP, misuse does not pay and is easy to spot. And since CP stewards high productivity, it’s very hard to compete against it.
  • “Health care” With CP, people simply can’t exploit other people. Right now it pays to have sick people. In CP, preventative modalities can make money and have ROI’s that make decisions crystal clear.
  • Pharmaceuticals People can offer proven drugs, that don’t have to be patented, and still make money.
  • Food & water Some of the most misallocated resources and systems! CP helps systems properly allocate any resource, safely, at the grass root level.
  • Education A joke in the US. We know what to do, just don’t have the will to do it. In CP, everything has an ROI, so any method can be compared. No more arguing: Good methods are self evident. My post on this: “Increase learning and productivity 25% by making things fun” http://wp.me/p4neeB-Q
  • Internet infrastructure CP basically organizes the internet and clarifies content and connections. Many try to “fix” the internet with tech, but that’s not where the problem lies. That’s why there is still spam. CP mainly works with connections, not content.
  • Government CP is the antidote to bureaucracy and will supersede gov.
  • Human augmentation CP helps humans make better individual and group decisions. And helps them interface safely and privately with non humans.
  • VR and AR CP will offer emergent properties in this field.
  • Science CP is partly the scientific method codified. What works grows, what does not work fades. Discussions are based on independently provable facts. Opinions have to be labeled opinions.
  • Transpiration and housing CP integrates the whole sharing and collaborative economy which has already made inroads.
  • One million jobs CP will create 7 billion entrepreneurs whose only limitation is the desire to add (or promote) value.
  • Programming tools I don’t know. The way to find out is to create a CP event called “next programming tools” (you own the shares) and dump a thousand into its dividend fund. Only the best value adders will work on it because only those with high ROI ranks can get ROI for the dividend fund. If you like what they are doing, add in a few more thousand. This is how ideas will be safely and iteratively developed in the future.
  • Hollywood 2.0 Anyone who can add value gets paid. Entertainment making can be totally decentralized with ROI cycles not in years, but in weeks.
  • Diversity CP only cares about the value people can add. So cultures that hate each other can easily coexist within their context.
  • Developing countries Any kind of shipping and any payment are just stipulations on orders with performance bonds. Everything is rather safe because conflict resolution is pre paid and handled by local experts, not CP.
  • Enterprise software Normally defined as helping a group of people work together. CP helps individuals, groups, and groups of groups work together. CP is fractal.
  • Financial services The best currency is ownership in something / someone who provides growth and dividends. This is easily traded when every event (company) offers fractional ownership. An event can also just be 1,000 ounces of gold, or 3,000 acres of timber. So the share price is very stable. CP has reinvented and clarified the whole area of investing. Also, CP is currency agnostic. If a sell order stipulates 100 AUD, but the buyer only has EUR, no problem. An arbitrator automatically helps out.
  • Telecommunications I have no idea. Again, make an event throw some pocket change into and see what happens.
  • What has not been noted is THRIVING. Decision futures markets surprisingly find that people have fun participating. Because people can make many small trials and tests safely, the use of CP is literally therapy.
  • Another thing: the legal system. What a mess. CP fixes the whole thing, and allows best practices to be readily used.
  • Another thing: voting. Another mess. CP’s use of tags makes counting and verifying votes trivially easy and cheap. But actually, “group decision making” will be much different in the near future. Decisions will be the results of fact based discussions with accountability.

Who can benefit and examples of use

Groups that can benefit

  • Advertisers. For the first time in written history, ads are welcome because people either get good info, or get the advertisers’ money.
  • Copyright holders. This is an evolution of copyright: paid for adding value rather than fighting to protect value. Transparency promotes paying others for content, even what is “fair use”, so they don’t look cheap.
  • Organizers. Anyone trying to organize groups of people.
  • Forum owners. Finally have a built in conflict resolution process to manage trolls and flame wars.
  • Regulators. Takes a huge load off what government is “supposed to do”. Now proven competent local people , who are also, held accountable, make money and increase reputation by participating in conflicts.
  • People with no money. If they add value, they will get money. They can start with literally zero money and, say, organize a FAQ page, correct typos, etc., and be paid in days.
  • Philanthropists Anoyone can support any event in multiple ways. Buy shares, participate in discussions and pay a lot to post. This bigger dividend amount will rapidly attract people who can add value which gives quick feedback to the philanthropist.
  • Big and small publishers. Can have much more fine grained and direct info regarding supply and demand of their topics of interest. If a post goes viral, they can make a lot of money and increase reputation very quickly with no additional effort. Just answering questions about their viral post exposes them to more compensation.
  • Lurkers. Can explore and enjoy an environment with a minimum of trolls and much more confidence about the quality of information.
  • Email readers. allows senders and readers to prioritize messages. Makes spamming not worth it.
  • Entrepreneurs. Velocity of money and capital productivity should be very high engendering prosperity and excellent feedback on allocation of resources.
  • Producers. Focus on production, not marketing. Good arbitrers will sell your stuff.
  • Arbiters. Focus on arbitrage, not production. Good producers will make you stuff to sell.

Examples
Free kittens? Just do a simple search in your area. Supply and demand will appear (graphically hopefully!). If you zoom out, you might notice that there is a demand for kittens 50 kms away and you just happen to be traveling out that way tomorrow. (Just found out there is a real need: A New Matching Market for Dog Buyers. 1) How does one avoid puppy mills, and “Th[e] problem of geographic displacement in the animal rescue market is a problem I would love to see a brilliant economist help solve.”) Walmart is getting int the act: WalMart may get customers to deliver packages to online buyers.

Need 10 pounds of bean seeds delivered at 1 month? Look up current prices and place a limit order for 20% below the current price with the option that the price will increase 1% per day until the order is filled.

You manage a restaurant that is busy mostly between 7 and 9. Yesterday was a slow day and you have a fair amount of food you will have to throw out soon. So you offer 20% off for customers between 5 and 6:30.

Want to sell 25% of your cell phones bandwidth peer to peer at current market prices? Place the order. When the paid for, the buyer automatically gets a smart receipt that sends itself to their phone which then allocates the bandwidth (or MB’s).

Starting a company? Post the proposal on a incubator forum for say 200. Use all the feedback to refine the business plan. Estimated fair value is about 20,000. So your event can offer 1,000 shares at 40 / share and have the price drop 1 / day. Say people will start buying at maybe around 25 / share and buy the last available shares at 18. Now the shares are trading freely at 18. The event can buy back, or issue shares at any time.

Say you are driving to the mountains and wonder what conditions are like 2 kms forward. There will likely be people indicating exactly what conditons are since it is profitable to them (or for fun). CP lets one specify any location and note the conditions. Or people can simply post the conditions and be paid for it. People anywhere can simply hook up any sensor and start selling the data.

Want to know the current supply and demand of office space, organic vegetables, jazz music, digital storage, almost anything, in the system? Simply look it up. That level of research is currently costly and time consuming.

A student could pay their way through an African walkabout by employing a quick look at demand for African songs and dances and record the most wanted.

Schools can easily create phone trees for communication and emergency use. Our current system is only a one way broadcast. There is no structured way for a parent to signal for their kid to be picked up by a neighbor.

Easy to set up a private or public focus group. The point is to have a scarce resource for people to back their selection of a few items from many candidates. AND whoever picked the successful items gets more compensation over time.

“Famous” people can publicly state that they respond to queries that are backed by a minimum amount of money, or from a person who has a minimum rating.

StreetLine raised $25 million for the ability to monitor parking space availability. “… thinking about how to effectively package Streetline data for other kinds of customers, such as “the Googles of the world.”” That’s indirect. CP connects supply and demand directly, offering the best realtime value to users (private, municipal, sporting events, mass transit, etc.).

People want to ship fish from a port to a town, but their are problems. Who pays? If the contract specified that the fish source is to prepare the fish for transport and doesn’t, the transporter collects from the seller. If the road suddenly washes out and the fish spoil en route, both the shipper and receiver split the loss since neither one made a mistake. Both will likely have insurance, minimizing the impact. Also, both have the option, like everyone, to only transact with people how have enough of a performance bond, or insurance to cover problems.

A reporter checks topics in an area of expertise and finds that demand is high right now but quality seems low. Reporter finalizes fact checking and posts article at a cost of 100. A) Success! Other’s give article high value ratings with conviction. When dividends are paid at the end of a cycle, the reporter is paid 125 . B) No so successful. Other’s give article low value ratings with low or high conviction. When dividends are paid, the reporter is paid 50. The reporter can study replies for constructive criticism, and rate a few good ones.

Anyone can automatically trade insurance, and shipping. Orders can have stipulations like insurance and shipping. If a producer is on their 2,000th shipment to a user via a shipper, a potential insurer can very accurately calculate the amount of insurance based on past shipping problems. Essentially, these types of fixed costs fall to the minimum mathematically possible.

Proofreader replied to newsletter poster about a few typos with a value rating and zero conviction. The newsletter poster replies to the proofreader with a high rating and some conviction. This particular forum uses settings that if a poster has a rating of over 75% but zero conviction, the site pretends the poster has a conviction of 10. So with zero money down, the proofreader makes a bit of money after a cycle from this “marketing cost”.

A middle person sees a post on a small website they think has a lot of value. They promote it to a large website at a cost of 1,000. A) Success! The middle person gets paid 1,200 in one cycle days, and the original poster gets (say) 100 due to their use fee of 10%. B) Not so successful. Middle person gets paid about 700 (loses 300 ), and original poster gets about 70 due to their use fee of 10%.

My daughter is home sick today with a 102.3° temp. If our school was using this system, and was connected to the CA school system (optional), which was then connected to the USA school system (optional), then the world (optional), etc… The parent, not the school admin (reducing costs), could indicate the absence and reason (temp 102.3° F). Data is aggregated, so privacy is protected. People could in near realtime see the absences and reasons (barf, avg temp, etc.) at any level (county, state, nation, world, etc.). (Raw numbers are likely free, nice statistical maps and historical data, probably not free.) With zero changes, because it’s user’s own content and categorization that creates the context, the CP framework works for GDP, soil conditions, health records — basically any supply, demand, and transactions of anything, and people own their own stuff and privacy is built in. This is completely at odds with (and will subvert 😉 the typical model where the aggregators own the users information. A current example: K-12 student database jazzes tech startups, spooks parents.