In Copiosis nearly everything someone does can create Net Benefit Rewards (NBR) income for that person. So long as what they do creates Net Benefit Value (NBV). We’re excited about Copiosis becoming our global economic system for this reason. Everyone gets rich, everyone gets debt-free and no one need earn a living.
Getting rich in Copiosis is easy. All one need do: follow their passion. This premise lies at the foundation of Copiosis. We know everyone enjoys a passion. We also know when people express their passion, the world improves. So we say do those things and you’ll get rich, because Copiosis enriches people who create NBV.
Some say people won’t follow their passions, but we know they can’t help but do that. They can’t help it because passion can’t be denied. People will follow their passion even if no one pays them. We’ve watched our founder passionately create Copiosis for 8 years with no one paying him, for example. Many other examples exist.
Take Jim for example.
Jim goes around his neighborhood armed with a rag and a can of acetone. He uses these tools as an expression of his passion: removing graffiti from street signs.
People do things like this everywhere. If you don’t believe it, open your eyes and look around. Seeing Jim do this was special because it gave us a chance to share his story with those following our innovation. His also perfectly shows our foundational premise accurate.
We approached Jim after he made light work of a graffiti tag on a yellow and black street sign. We asked him if he did what he just did of his own free will or was someone paying him. Jim said no one pays him. He likes doing it because he doesn’t like seeing graffiti on public spaces. When asked if he does it in more places than just his local neighborhood, Jim said sometimes he does it in other places too.
Here’s Jim wiping down the sign he just cleaned.
Passions drive people
Jim is retired. It’s clear he’s passionate about clearing graffiti from spaces. Why else would he take time on a Sunday to go around cleaning street signs? Because his passion moves him to do it. Jim said he believes erasing graffiti reduces the chances of more appearing.
“I’ve also seen the opposite though,“ he said. “When I have erased the graffiti, it has come back sometimes.”
People willing to do these kinds of things create NBV in Copiosis. Whenever someone creates NBV in Copiosis, the Copiosis algorithm rewards NBR to that person. How much is up to the algorithm, but it’s clear Jim here does something he enjoys doing. So getting NBR for expressing his passion offers a nice bonus.
Some people ask “well how does the algorithm know Jim did this?” Jim can self report it. Or someone seeing him do it can report it. There also might be Copiosis Organization members who witness him do it. As sousvellience increases world wide, more and more such acts can be documented and rewarded.
Yes potential fraud is an issue, but not a big one. After all, we’re not taking anyone else’s NBR and awarding it to Jim. NBR only works for consuming luxuries, and the amounts we’re talking about are small. If you want to know more about eliminating corruption, gaming and cheats, watch this video. Doing so is quite easy.
Rather than working for profit or income, Copiosis encourages people to identify their passion then express themselves from there. We know when people do that, they enjoy themselves. Like Jim above. They also improve other people’s lives and also benefit the planet. Like Jim above. 😊
That’s why Copiosis rewards people Net Benefit Rewards when they express their passions. Because expressing passions makes people and the planet better off.
Recurring income anyone?
Some acts generate perpetual passive NBR income for actors. Those that do create lasting, ongoing benefits. Fortunately, nearly everyone creates value meriting such income, so everyone in Copiosis, over time gets quite rich. Keep in mind too that people get their food, clothing, shelter, education and healthcare all at no cost as well. Businesses get all their capital goods – including labor – at no cost as well.
In this way, the world gets better, everyone gets richer – not just a few – and, in time humanity can give up this business where we expect people to earn their living doing things they don’t like for paltry income. Income they get only for doing things a rigid, narrow market says has value.
Regardless how you might feel about the pandemic, this story shows how the Copiosis Organization, stigmergy and data collection on the part of autonomous individuals will collect all data needed to reward NBR.
The story starts in Provincetown, Mass. here in the United States. An annual convergence happens in this small northeastern town each year. Thousands of gay men descend on the place preparing for revelry and…ahem…connection.
Apparently, COVID-19 couldn’t put the kibosh on celebrations this year. Gay men do what gay men do! Pandemic be damned!
But post celebrations, with gay crowds gone, one man noticed something among his friends.
News reports name this someone Michael Donnelly. They also call him a “citizen scientist”. Passionate about meanings numbers carry, Donnelly always enjoyed mining numbers, particularly collections of numbers for meaning.
We’re talking data mining, not numerology.
Remember, Copiosis’ ultimate goal happens when humanity finds itself totally free. From there, individuals tap into their passions. Do that and people enrich themselves. They also make the world a better place, as all passions do.
Net Benefit Value creation
So when nearly all his friends started complaining about COVID-like symptoms after their revelry, Donnelly whipped out his spreadsheet software. He collected friends’ names and other data. In time, as his data grew, trends emerged. That’s when he realized his data might help Centers For Disease Control (CDC) efforts (and create Net Benefit Value).
In less than a week, Donnelly collected information on 51 cases, including people’s COVID-19 and vaccination statuses, their symptoms, where people came from, telephone numbers, and whether their households’ experienced breakthrough infections.
In todays’ world, you’d think people skittish around giving such personal information. Donnelly said, the reason his friends eagerly shared comes from the gay community’s experience with HIV and AIDS.
“The norms of the gay community say: Share your medical history, share your risks with other people so that they can be responsible and take care of themselves as well,” he said in an NPR interview. “That came with years of practice within the community, particularly around HIV and AIDS.”
Donnelly’s data collection was so sound, when he shared it with the CDC they sent 10 data scientists and others to Donnelly’s community. Once there, they worked with Donnelly directly. They collected more data from talking to people Donnelly knew. In time, the data gave CDC officials enough to change their national guidance for vaccinated people.
That’s when Donnelly became a hero.
A model of the future
In essence, the Copiosis Organization works exactly the same way. Experts populate the organization but alongside these experts stand ordinary people passionate about ensuring the organization work effectively at its one job: ensuring NBR gets awarded generously and fairly.
But tens of thousands of others outside the organization may do work significant enough that it influences organizational decisions. Just as Donnelly’s work here did with the CDC’s pandemic policy.
In this way, the Copiosis Organization is not a formal structured organization listening only to its own guidance. Many others in the general public, driven by their own passions, influence Copiosis Organization decisions in the same way Donnelly significantly influenced the CDC’s guidance. They act as citizen statisticians, citizen observers and sousvellience experts.
Citizen biologists, geologists, historians…the variety knows no bounds…support the organization by feeding it all kinds of data which helps keep the Copiosis software and algorithm relevant.
Stigmergy in action
Donnelly’s actions also illustrate our principle of individual stewardship and action known as Stigmergy. He didn’t wait for someone giving him orders. He didn’t leave his data collection to others. Instead, he acted on impulses born of his passion for numbers, science and data. The result: Net Benefit Value creation on a national scale.
Of course, we’re not in Copiosis today. Rather than getting paid for his contribution, Donnelly gets kudos and nice news stories about his work.
But in Copiosis, Donnelly would get a healthy NBR income stream that likely would keep coming as the CDC replicated his grass-roots data collection efforts elsewhere.
If he chose, Donnelly could generate more NBR by visiting other gay communities. Should he succeed in organizing networks of gay men willing to do what he did in their communities, his results might amplify across the nation further benefitting the CDC and his own NBR account.
It’s cool seeing so much evidence of Copiosis happening naturally in today’s world. It supports our assertion that Copiosis can happen.
And upon that assertion we make a promise: Copiosis is happening. Watch as it naturally flows out of humanity’s natural evolution from capitalism, communism and socialism, into the future we all know possible.
This is a short story based on how Copiosis works. It examines several questions people often ask about our innovation. While speculative fiction, the story relies on how we expect Copiosis operates. So this is not a far-fetched story. It can be how everyone’s life goes in a system where people don’t have to earn a living and instead follow their dreams.
Sally is a college senior. She dreams of a happy future where she enjoys living in her ideal location. This location includes a beautiful cottage on a couple of acres surrounded by farmland. Sally graduates this year with a degree in oceanographic studies. Her eagerness about her future fills her with anticipation.
Sally may have gotten that degree because she felt pressured to do so. Maybe people told her that path leads to success. Perhaps oceanography is her passion. Or maybe she pursued that educational path to satisfy her parents admonition that she get a college degree, even though the world stood ready to DRAMATICALLY change, making a “college degree” less valuable.
Sally’s dreams include pursuing something exciting in her field of study and also living in a “cottage community” somewhere on the eastern coast of the United States. She decides on Hilton Head, South Carolina, a place known for its beautiful scenery, rustic architecture, and close knit community.
Copiosis creates opportunity for all
She makes her intentions known on the internet and a host of coordinators descend in her inbox. They offer all kinds of help with her move. They offer physical transportation, packing, relocation services, and more.
All these people do so proactively because they will get NBR if they help Sally nestle into her new place. What’s more, Sally needn’t pay any of these people anything. That’s because Copiosis awards them when they benefit Sally.
Now, it’s unreasonable a 22 year old right out of college would live in a home by herself on multiple acres. Especially in a well established, in demand place like Hilton Head, South Carolina. Many other people with far more life success want to live there.
So any 22 year old expecting that kind of house in a high-demand location likely will not find what they look for there. That’s why most coordinators contacting Sally discourage her from looking at Hilton Head as a place to relocate. They suggest she starts with less ambitious intents and go from there.
But one coordinator stands out. Mabel lives in Hilton Head, loves the place and has lived there all her life. So she knows the place like the back of her hand. She also knows everyone who lives there and what’s going on in terms of future development. She even knows people thinking about offering living spaces who haven’t made their intentions publicly known.
Sally tastes her dream
Mabel invites Sally to tour Hilton Head with her. Sally agrees. She fills her car’s tank, points her car to Hilton Head and relaxes while the car does the rest.
Hours later, she meets Mabel at a coffee shop. They order coffee, the barista brings it to their table. There’s no paying as coffee is necessity food. Sally and Mabel talk about Sally’s needs/wants. Mabel disabuses her of her unreasonable dreams, telling her living in such a scenario can happen, but it will take a while.
Sally remains optimistic. With age on her side, there’s no rush. Still, her optimism masks slight disappointment over not getting what she wants immediately. Like most people, Sally still harbors impatience about her future dreams.
That’s not to say Sally doesn’t enjoy life. Several net benefit rewards (NBR) streams from a number of sources create an ongoing, comfortable amount of NBR in her account. So much she could enjoy nearly any luxury available. Where did her riches come from?
Her birth generated tremendous net benefit value (NBV) for her parents and their parents. When her younger brother came into the world, Sally babysat him so her parents could do things they couldn’t otherwise do. She tutored in college, sat on the student government council, loved helping her younger brother negotiate high school, and even saved a friend from suicide. She also increased gender representation on college campus by acting as a student college recruiter. All these things generate ongoing, healthy NBR incomes. Those incomes fill her account each awards cycle.
So while Sally cannot fulfill her housing dreams at the moment, she has plenty of resources allowing an enjoyable and fulfilling leisure life.
She gets her first opportunity
Mabel first introduces Sally to a number of people with openings in organizations they run. There are no “jobs” in Copiosis, just opportunities to do things that increase net benefit value for others. The local Whole Foods Store manager, for example, contacted Mabel weeks ago. He hoped she would coordinate young people into Hilton Head who would help the manager run the store.
But community organizations, non profits, recycling centers, and even some entrepreneurs working in Hilton Head remotely also need additional help. So while there may be a shortage of places to live in Hilton head, many opportunities exist where a person can create net benefit value.
One such opportunity strikes Sally’s fancy. Mabel introduces Cliff, an entrepreneur. Sally impresses Cliff and he offers her an assistant position. He created something with huge regional potential around climate change and coast preservation and needs help fielding it.
While promising, it needs further development. Still Sally likes what she hears. And even though she knows nothing about business, she learns fast and all her extra-curricular activities taught her skills she could use as an assistant.
Mabel, of course, will get NBR once Sally starts helping Cliff. So Mabel gets excited. Cliff does too.
Cliff owns a beautiful house he bought before the transition. It sits right on the beach. Cliff made a lot of money while working in Silicon Valley over 30 years. Today, he enjoys creating his own ideas while living in the bucolic living conditions Hilton Head affords.
Sally settles in…or does she?
He shows Sally where she’d stay: a nice guest house in back, which Sally really likes! Cliff gets NBR for housing Sally of course. That is, should she accept the offer.
Next, Mabel introduces Sally to local necessity providers. Doctors, clinics, grocers, convenient stores, and even a couple of boutique clothiers dot the main street. Second hand stores, small department stores and such fill in other spaces around town in between art stores, candy shops and over tourist attractions. In short, plenty of necessity providers exist, so Sally needn’t worry about anything.
Mabel, of course gets NBR for these introductions and for bringing in a new face to her community. Everyone who meets Sally feels she’d make a perfect community addition.
For lunch, Mabel takes Sally to a local grocery where they select items from the deli counter. They go to the check out and pass their phones over the items. Their phones recognize the transactions and search via bluetooth or WIFI for the grocery’s check out terminal. Once connected, items they chose get transferred to their ownership, while the same items get checked off the grocery’s ownership.
Everyone involved in stocking the grocer with those goods gets NBR the moment Mabel and Sally take ownership of their foodstuffs.
Sally and Mabel go to a local park, consume their deli meals and enjoy an afternoon in the ocean air. Mabel told Sally she could stay at her place, so she gets NBR for hosting Sally the few days she spends in Hilton Head fact-finding.
Then something remarkable happens. Sally’s AI pings her. In her inbox an email from from a guy named Gustav Virdonis appears. Gustav’s email offers Sally something she can’t believe.
Dreams come true for everyone
Gustav is a french herpetologist who lives in Mexico. He found Sally through a system of coordinators helping connect scientists with lay people, Gustav says in his email.
Gustav runs a program where lay people discover natural wonders through a program he created for exactly that purpose. The program centers on his global sea turtles studies. Gustav invites Sally on a year-long adventure, traveling the world on “THE HUNTRESS” a sailing vessel that tracks turtle migrations so humanity can better understand sea turtle populations.
Gustav’s work gained much attention last year, and he expects he will win many awards for his work, but he’s not there yet. Still, his backers see promise and provide Gustav with tools and equipment he needs, including S/V THE HUNTRESS. He just needs bodies to help crew the boat and assist with the work.
Sally is floored! Of course, Sally need pay nothing to take advantage of Gustav’s offer. All her needs get covered and she’ll even get NBR for her contributions.
She tells Mabel about the opportunity. Mabel is disappointed of course. She won’t get NBR she thought she’d get, but she did get some for introducing Sally to Hilton Head.
Cliff isn’t disappointed though. Being an entrepreneur, he understands the nature of dream opportunities. He wishes Sally well as they bid good bye.
The rest of the story ends like it began
Decades later, Sally loves the sea. She’s traveled the world not only studying turtles, but also other sea life. She’s seen some of the most interesting places on the planet. Her work made her well-known in her own right and the work she’s done accumulated an impressive number of NBR streams.
So much so, she no longer needs to work. She’s kept in touch with Cliff and became friends with him. She’s still in love with Hilton Head and Cliff knows this, which is why he told her that a little bungalow became available recently. It’s not on the beach, but it is on two acres. If she hurries, he tells her, she can get it, as the owner, who lived there all her life, is ready to give it up. Cliff knows this person, told her about Sally and her accomplishments, and the elderly widow wants to meet her.
We’ll end the story there as everyone lived happy and at ease. Except the widow, who died shortly after transferring her property to Sally. 😊
Copyrights, trademarks, and patents are the lifeblood of many artistic, scientific and technical people. Without legal protections, such people cannot feed their families, pay rents and mortgages, get clothing or medical care. Copiosis makes intellectual property (IP) laws unnecessary – and creatives get richer without them.
Copiosis doesn’t need IP laws for two reasons. First, creators get continual NBR “income” when their creation benefits another.
Second, when someone else uses their idea – adds value to it benefitting others – the original creator and the second creator both get NBR.
And so does anyone else who contributes or builds on the idea. Every Net Beneficial improvement creates an additional NBR stream for the original creator.
A Case Study: Fan Fiction
“Fan Fiction” is a legal gray area. Generally, anyone can create and post their own stories based on copyrighted material like Star Trek,Star Wars or Game of Thrones provided they don’t make money from it. Otherwise, Paramount, Disney and HBO (respective owners of said franchises) will take legal action.
Let’s assume Gene (who died in 1991) is still alive and kicking at age 99. Because so many enjoy Star Trek, he’s generated NBR streams numbering in the hundreds. So do all the others who contributed to his original idea — including fanfic authors and producers.
Not Everyone Gets Rich And That’s OK
As is the case today, not all fanfic generates NBR. Some could create Negative Net Benefit if it used non-renewable resources or it harmed people. Much of it will languish in obscurity, going unread. Just like today.
But that’s all right. Because even if creative and inventive folks don’t get NBR rich, they still eat well. They also enjoy decent housing, basic clothing as needed and health care.
Worst case scenario: you have a population of contented, healthy folks, doing what they love. Best case scenario: Renaissance 2.0.
To learn more about how intellectual property rights are already moving in a Copiosis direction, check out Creative Commons.