A crash course in changing the world.
Call the EVOKE Network to action. This is your chance to harness the collective and collaborative powers of EVOKE. Submit a challenge to the Network in this discussion thread, and my team and I might feature it in the Breaking News box.
A good challenge will take only a short time to complete. Consider these possible challenge themes, or suggest something of your own:
HOW TO SUBMIT A CHALLENGE:
1 - In this discussion thread, describe your challenge. Tell us what you’d like to see the EVOKE Network do.
2 - Choose the EVOKE Power or Powers you want to see grow. Tell us how you think the challenge
should be rewarded.
If your challenge is selected to be featured, you will earn +100 Spark.
The Network awaits your call to action.
I propose a challenge to the people interested in dealing with food shortages and possible solutions - the challenge is to plant from seed (or grocery refuse) and grow something edible in the 68 days left until the end of the first season of Evoke.
People should be encouraged to discuss in posts and threads what they will be growing (and why), what container they'll use for holding the growing medium they're using, if they're going to reuse any household waste they have (and the benefits or negatives of doing so) and what they'll use their edible plant for.
They should take photographs (in an album) of their growing location, of the first sprout, of the second growth of leaves, and then of the plant when it gets to some arbitrary heights.
Finally, a grand points prize for the day when they harvest their plant, and actually eat it.
I believe that this will be most appropriate for Resourcefulness, Sustainability, and possibly Local Insight.
I believe a great many people could take part in this, green fingered or otherwise (do we think that people in trouble will be given the luxury of letting their plants die) from busy office workers with a pot of chives, to wh*** classrooms of school children with windowboxes full of chinese cabbages and radishes! I am ready to take the lead on this, if people need encouragement.
I would like the EVOKE network to feature a debate form of the player-created game - something that would be of use to us if we were to enter into any particular field, as debating is so beneficial an art. It would fall under both knowledge share and resourcefulness - the mission would begin a countdown timer, or something to that effect, and the two agents participating would research and prepare a blog page on the topic that they had chosen on the site. This would promote research, argumentative writing and quick thinking.
It should be rewarded with a Knowledge Share and/or a Resourcefulness point, with the points going to each who participated, perhaps two to the one chosen as the better debater (Knowledge Share and Resourcefulness), and one (for Knowledge Share) to his competitor. Vision points could even be brought in, in exceptionally good cases.
I think this could prove a useful tool for any people planning on making a big impact on the world - because in order to obtain assistance from anyone, you often have to make them see what you do - and debating hones this skill.
This is a great idea! Started looking into possibilities - peanuts seemed like a good idea in that you could eat the shoots and the nut - according to this article (http://thegardenersrake.com/how-to-grow-peanuts-indoors) the nuts themselves take 2x too long for this at 130 days, so I need to keep looking - could just eat the shoots though :)
Forming teams/Working together
Mission: Save the World
Assets: Seven, passionate, highly trained agents. Location unknown.
Brief: Kahatika is the Maori word for good power. It also, the soon to be, not for profit vehicle that will deliver good power to the people. The mission is to put together the resources to make this happen.
This is a real mission. There are real assignments done in the real world. Only the seven best will be chosen. It is not for the faint hearted. If selected, and your mission is successful, you will have saved the world.
This is covert. There is not a lot I can tell you without jeopardising the mission.
What I can tell you is this.
1. I have been planning this mission for over a quarter of a century.
2. Very few people know about it.
3. I designed the key elements before the technology was available to build it, or society was ready for it.
4. I’m still not certain society is ready for it.
5. It is Radical.
6. It is Global.
7. If you are left leaning you will love it.
8. If you are right leaning you will love it.
9. If you believe in God you will believe it is God’s work.
10. If you don’t believe in God you will see it as the human’s ultimate empowerment of humanity.
11. You will be stunned by its beautiful pragmatic simplicity.
12. You will be staggered by its pervasive complexity.
13. Every issue or cause you have ever felt passionate about will be positively affected by this mission.
14. You will be in awe of its potential power.
I can also tell you what it is not.
1. I don’t think it’s dangerous.
2. As far as I can tell it isn’t illegal.
3. It is not about micro finance.
4. It won’t allow you to point to a specific life you saved. (You will have saved everyone)
5. It is not a remedy for a specific cause.
6. It is not without financial reward.
7. It is not about financial reward.
Successful Agents will be paid. How and when is up to you.
Assignments will include the use of: Programming Skills, Creative design skills, Marketing Skills, Public Relations Skills, Presentation Skills, Statistical analysis skills, Simulation skills, Project coordination skills, financial modeling skills, Game Theory Skills, Human Relations skills, Industrial psychology skills, Management Skills.
Aside from possessing one or more of these skills there are two critical areas of understanding secret agents on Mission Kahatika must possess.
They must understand Love and they must understand Money. To be selected you must understand both and be capable of demonstrating your depth of understanding in a global context.
If you are selected, your outputs will not be public. If you are after fame, you will only receive it when the mission is successful. This may only be recognised in decades to come.
You will find out nothing more from me unless you are selected. Then you will be sworn to silence and the message will self-destruct. You can read my blog but whilst every post relates to this mission in some way, you will struggle to put it together. You will however learn about me.
You will be tackling the biggest, hardest issue on the planet, greater than global climate change, greater than nuclear proliferation, greater than peak oil, greater than the banking crisis, greater than starvation and poverty.
How can it be bigger than all those issues?
Simply; It underpins them all.
By now, you don’t believe me, but deep down you wish it were true.
There is only one way to find out. Find me, take the Red Pill and self-actualize.