How People Get Paid In Copiosis

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This is a continuing series publishing questions asked via our contact page or elsewhere. If you have a question about Copiosis, use the contact page and we’ll answer your question, then perhaps post a blog about it and include it in our Q&A page.

How will employees be paid (by the Copiosis Organization)? How does the algorithm work in such cases? Examples? Will the NBR for all employees be just the summary of all NBRs given to the company and then divided by the number of employees (maybe with a key for full time, part time or so?)

Rewards will be made once all the data is gathered and processed for every person contributing to a net beneficial act. So some people might be rewarded before others, others might be rewarded some time later. In all cases where rewards get made, necessities are provided to all at no cost, so no one is going broke, hungry, homeless or without medical care or education.

For example, a truck driver might be rewarded as part of the value chain delivering milk to grocery stores. But a researcher working on a new kind of truck might not be (totally) rewarded for years, depending on how long it takes her and her team to crank out that new truck.

Then again, that researcher and each member of her team could receive rewards in the interim. We have general knowledge industrial position descriptions what “researchers” do. We also know generally that research creates value in all industries. We also know “doing research” no matter the outcome, expands human knowledge.

So this researcher and her team might be rewarded for that component of their contribution while larger rewards for larger specific results come later when their new truck comes into reality.

As you can see, this is complicated. But it’s not impossible. One reason capitalism is so favored is because it’s so easy measuring value with dollars and profit. But we see now terrible consequences easy solutions come with. Thankfully technology now allows more complete analyses and better solutions.

Our algorithm offers a complex, but not impossible way to measure every human act. The app we’re putting together supporting the algorithm will collect and then weigh data the algorithm needs according to values set by local communities. Our algorithm is alive and changing, meaning it’s getting better. We’re eager to implement it in more test cases, but so far it seem to deliver results we expect. Find out more about the algorithm by downloading the proposal here.

Lots of these kinds of questions, related to rewarding specific acts, will be decided closer to the actual need to have them answered. That’s not an attempt to punt on this question, it’s a legitimate answer. In many cases we won’t know until we do. 

But rewards will not be “just a summary of all NBRs given to the company divided by the number of employees”. That method is not granular enough to capture both how individuals contribute and value created from said contributions. The more granular the process, the more specific the rewards will be. The goal is to get as specific as technology will allow because EVERYTHING a human does is valuable in terms of results the doing produces. That should be measured, then rewarded to the degree technology makes possible.

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