A dream research center
Research centers are supported by unhuman organisms such as governments and global corporations.
This is a curious sitution.
Why isn’t pro-human research the first priority of humans?
I dream about a research center free of government or corporate support, in other words,
a pro-human and independent research center.
A research center that will start in a garage and will remain in a garage for centuries.
The garage represents an idea and a spirit, not a place.
The spirit will become larger and larger and will involve all humans who want to get involved.
Research and development will never be hidden but will be put in the open knowledge base
as soon as any work is done on any project.
We have now the technology to create a central database of knowledge.
Google is facilitating similar initiatives such as saving new scientific research in a database. http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/01/google-to-provi.html
The focus is not on one product but an endless loop of products simultaneously developed by many individuals.
Maybe they should not be seen as products.
Or producing a product should not be seeing as a battle that must be fought but as the natural order of things.
The current corporate system with its board of directors and greedy shareholders is not conducive to pro-human research
but to pro-corporate (pro-unhuman) profit.
For unhuman organism research is just another activity they use to exploit humanity.
Individuals who do the research will be paid the same amount of minimal salary to allow them to have
shelter, food and clothing.
All income produced will be fed back to the research center.
Profit will not be measured by monetary profit or surplus but by increase in knowledge of humanity.
Therefore, to patent a discovery is counter-productive.
It hides knowledge instead of sharing it.
Remember the goal is to contribute to human knowledge.
It doesn’t matter if we contribute or someone else does by using our idea or product we have developed.
Competition is good.
We will pursue the same market created by our idea as our competition who took our idea.
We also take freely from others.
We don’t sell ideas or discoveries. We sell products we develop.
Is this a viable business model? I bet that it is not.
First let’s find out if it is a good idea.
Say this research or discovery center whose mission is to make discoveries without
discriminating against any project is successful.
So, in 5 years, let’s say, 10 outstanding major issues in the human agenda is resolved.
We want to make research a habit. Not a mysterious and difficult problem to be solved by a privileged class.
Better understanding of how human body works
Better understanding of how nature works.
Faster development of current products under development all over the world such as robotics, robot vision, new kinds of machines,smallest machines, bigger machines . . . thousands of millions of subjects can be taken up.
Clean slate physics, chemistry, biology free of old ossified British doctrines now attached to these fields.
Free interpretation of astronomical data without cosmogonic doctrines invented by doctors of philosophy. . .
The reason why it has taken so long for humans to solve fundamental human problems
is because humans themselves are not allowed to investigate and solve their own problems.
Unhuman organisms known under the general name of Orgus reserve the right to investigate human problems
in order to control human beings by selling the solutions to humas with a dear price.
The Orgus has only its own well-being and profit as its objective not the well-being of humans.
Once the discovery itself and not the monetary profit becomes the goal monetary profit will increase too.
Therefore, the mission is a worthy one. The cause is a worthy cause.
But is it a viable business? I doubt that it is, at least, at present.
There is no product to offer at this point.
Or we may say that the first product is this idea itself:
that humans can take their own business into their own hands.
Instead of hiding knowledge and trying to conform knowledge to professional codes, let’s share it. Today, knowledge is a commodity. Or it is treated as commodity by knowledge producers. This is the old attitude left over from societies with meager supply. In such societies every individual acts as a survivalist and considers other individuals its utter enemy fighting for meager supplies. But this is not the case in knowledge. The more you share what you know the more there is to share because there is of knowledge.
In terms of the method of sharing, the old scholastic way of writing an incomprehensible paper must be abandoned in favor of instruction manual type of algorithms. You want others to duplicate what you find as easily as possible.
I calculated that the total investment is 2 million US dollars. This includes 20 researchers, an office and a lab and tools such as computers. Nowadays it is possible to outsource many parts of research that used to require expensive equipment and that reduces the cost of doing research.
The most novel part of this research lab is that you do not need the services of specialized people with PhDs to conduct research.
If you divide a problem in its smallest questions to be answered then anyone can learn and do that task.
Then when a similar task comes up you give it to that person.
PhDs themselves working in a lab mostly perform routine tasks.
For instead in LHC physicists who studied 15 years to solve integrals by hand and to speculate on cosmogonic theories of physics in the antiquitated language of physics end up working as technicians making sure that cables are connected properly.
These physicists are still called physicists. But the same job can be done by a person qualified just for this purpose, i.e., someone who did not waste 15 years to study physics.
The sole purpose of physics education is to make the Big Education bigger.
The skeptics would say that product development is not easy.
It takes 10 years, say, for a major drug company to develop a drug. True. Why? The same reason it took humans two thousand years
to find out that the Earth moved.
The idea is to free the discovery process from the monopoly of professional doctors. This means freeing research from teaching. There is no reason education should come before research. Or that education should be a requirement. On the contrary, to me, the value of an individual as an original researcher goes down as that researcher becomes an expert in a field.
If the entire earth coordinated and all those unemployed people are involved what takes 10 years to solve will be solved in one year.
Unemployed people are like idle computers. GIMPS project found the largest prime numbers by coordinating idle computers.
The same can be done by using idle human beings. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is achieving a similar goal by distributing big tasks into smaller tasks.
To do this the definition of human beings into two classes, genius professional doctors and the rest of population as ignoramouses, must be ignored.
This definition is a propaganda perpetuated by professional doctors themselves.
Just like computers every human being can contribute to the well-being of humanity if given the chance.
Why aren’t all drug researchers share what they know so that the drug can be developed in a year instead of ten years?
Because humans do not control health research unhuman Orgus does.
In a non-professional environment where researchers’ sole objective is to make a discovery, not to use her research as a vehicle to further her career, the discovery will come at a much faster rate.
Furthermore, research is done by academic doctors who must conduct their research not in a language understood by nature but in the archaic professional language of their field.
This professional language exists solely for professional purposes so that the professionals can be evaluated to move up in the hierarchy.
Nature does not recognize this language.
Edison did not use any professional academic language. He communicated with nature directly. This is why Edison made more discoveries than anyone else. Edison also understood the importance of marketing.
Nature is one. Nature draws no borders. Academic Doctors drew borders in order to divide nature into teacheable portions.
Nature does not recognize academic boundaries.
No matter how silly an idea is it may eventually lead either to a product which will add to knowledge or to a product which will lead to a commercial application and lots of money.
Usually we perceive an idea without a short term commercial application as an impossible project.
Failure must be rewarded not what the unhuman organism defines as success, i.e., monetization.
Experiment, trial and error and science are all different names for failure.
Failure is knowledge. Error is knowledge. To err is science.
The structure of the research center may contain two types of workers.
Partners who devote themselves solely to research with no compensation in the form of money or credit and another group paid competitively for doing common and repetitive tasks.
The distinction between theory and practice is an academic distinction that does not exist.
Historical professional baggage carried by professional researchers must be eliminated.
Capital of research is human individual not money.
Mission statement is more important than a business plan (at least until the money is exhausted).
Collaboration will increase production.
Elimination of the unhuman organisms from the research process will increase the rate of new discoveries.
Let me know what you think.