06.2020 Next step in developing the project. Financing by creating our own business.
Last year I engaged into teaching young people artificial intelligence and quantum computing. I got a chance to do it in public library in Iława and I'm grateful for that. But problem was that for more advanced exercises I needed computers that are not too old. And these in the library are generally for surfing on internet. Not bad when you use cloud but I needed to install computing software.
So I bought one more laptop but had no money for more. And consequently I decided that I have to make a profitable business to finance education in city where I live.
Of course government spend lot of money here for education. This month they spent here more than 2.000.000 PLN (about EUR 500.000) to start teach people how to use Photoshop and Corel. It's would be great but 20 years ago. Because both editors were invented in the eighties. Of course now it's professional and sophisticated software but kids can learn it from online tutorials. They are smart enough to do that. And there is no money and will to finance modern education. We are in one of the poorer and most backward regions in Poland and Europe. And nobody cares.
Accordingly we have to finance education and www.welcomeback.space by ourselves. At least at the beginning. So we start a businesses. Branch is tourism. And we propose to our customers nature wildlife tours, sailing, diving, forest bath therapies and other activities in beautiful area where we live. It's unique region with a lot of forests and picturesque lakes. And with largest inland island in Europe.
Do you know the movie Avatar? Such a world exists. Without aliens, a little less colorful but functionally very similar. This place is our forests. They are no longer like 1000 years ago but are still alive. We will lead you back to nature. And we will teach you how to get back to nature yourself.
You can find more details on our website: www.offyougo.space . This is also project of my friend Wojtek, who is developing his own eco living community project.
Why it ends with “.space”? You probably already guessed. The final goal of our project is to travel to other galaxies. But we start with walks in the woods. For many people it is also a distant world.
You can support the project by liking us on FB (https://www.facebook.com/Offyougo-108181680949220 - we start today).
03.2020 Protection of our immortality data and human race during next 10000 years. Proving ground experience. And planned local transhumanists meeting.
During recent 2 months I was engaged in battle against local city authorities. They decided that they will build dog park (winner in participatory budgeting vote) in place which is kind of ecological enclave. The one of only a few areas in city which is not spoiled by concrete constructions or another human impact. Peace of local wild life, birds, amphibias, etc. would be threatened by barking of domestic carnivores. There are many better places for dog park in city I live. More than two years ago I decided to protect this area. So now I decided do act and influence decision of city authorities. And by pure coincidence I became leader of the protest. I made an opinion pool among people who live in nearby area. They were against. So battle begun. As for now we menage somehow to block the project here but we do not know what will be final decision. We are on East, with authorities that do not care much about people's opinion nor ecology. But that's not the point.
Imagine how our organization would have to fight against others to securely deliver the data to the moment in time that we could be re-created of that data. It would be also fight for human race to survive. Our old, weak, stupid race, among other, new, strong, smart, superintelligent, transhuman beings and/or synthetic species. We would have to outsmart them a bit and/or negotiate. Difficult, isn't it? So our organization need to learn from such small quarrels. Imagine that we are community of small bugs in world of humans. In small green area in the center of the city. Try to find a way to protect us against them. Just thought experiment. Human are not our enemies, they just do not care. At least most of them. What would you do little bug? :-)
From practical point of view this battle brought me high recognisability locally. We have 2 weekly newspapers here, 2 radios, 1 internet news portal. During a few weeks I was many times presented in each of them as a protest leader, with photos and citations. And this case were of great interest for citizens here. Movie of our discussion with city authorities were watched about 20000 times. And I have made a speech from Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park London.
So, thanks to pure coincidence, building our organization would be easier. We plan to organize here small meeting for people interested in transhumanism in autumn 2020. Main topic would be creation of synthetic life. You are invited.
Details of battle: www.swuj.pl/bagienko (Polish language only) Keywords for search photos and media content: Bagienko, Iława, Kurpiecki, protest.
We call this area "Bagienko" (small swamp) it's here: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,19.5594407,499m/data=!3m1!1e3 and of picture below (BAGIENKO - GREEN HEART OF OUR CITY campaign)
As for other activities – as you remember I'm engaged in bringing virtual reality to people here for free. Thanks to local library in Iława and library from Olsztyn for a few days we had such an opportunity here. So I helped people in my city (IŁAWA, POLAND) to experience VR. And of course also to young people that I teach artificial intelligence and quantum computing in the same library. Other projects that help Welcomeback.space are ongoing. Details soon.
12.2019 - We take part in participatory budgeting where citizens of #Iława #Poland decide how to allocate part of a municipal budget. Our proposal is Virtual Reality for free, for everybody in the city. Also free access to brain-computer interface. And relaxation among trees in center of the city. On hammocks. With colour therapy after sunset.
Vote is set for 20th December.
Below video where I talk about the project called "Two Islands" (in Polish language)
Start of modern cooperative brand - swuj.pl.
Goal is to create support of local people for plan to develop here more science related jobs and , in long run, university that deals with basic research. It would be milestone of www.welcomeback.website project
The cooperative will help people to grow financially using joint bargaining power to buy goods/services, organize production, supply chains in effective manner.
Idea for "S" as a brand logo came from need of visibility of message on advertising columns.
08.2019 Struggle for gods - why we need to create our own AGI/superAI locally.
It's written by me, short story published in Polish newspaper. Translated.
After a 5 years I write editorials again for one of largest local newspaper in Poland - Kurier Ilawski. Talk of the town but also about new technologies, future, space, artificial intelligence & AGI. Series title is "Think interplanetarly, act locally"
Two weeks ago I have started to teach young people basics of artificial intelligence and quantum computing in public library in ILAWA, Poland. I hope that during next months I will be able also to add classes of brain-computer interface, crispr/cas and some others. Next year plan is to help with developement of 200 young people.
Goal is to create here, in next 10-15 years, something which resemble Institute for Advanced Study when they began 90 years ago.
19th February 2019 - I was on public meeting with Dr Michio Kaku, renowned physicist. He visited Poland to celebrate the 546th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus/ Mikolaj Kopernik. He was talking also about digital immortality and Kardashev scale.
31th January 2019 - a few words about what's new in the project
14th January 2019
I started a new phase in www.welcomeback.website project by giving a speech in public library in ILAWA, Poland.
First we'll gain support from local community, then country, then Europe/World.