Crowdfunding the Future: The Best of December
One of the unfortunate aspects of labeling yourself a transhumanist or a futurist is often the perceived inability to do anything appreciable to advance your cause. Unless you’re a scientist or engineer, there’s little that the average futurist can do. Even politically, it’s often difficult to do anything more than support a technoprogressive standpoint, and hope that society slowly babysteps in the right direction. There are no cyborg rights protests to attend, no “Support Brain Uploading” 5K’s to run, and even futurist non-profits can usually do little more then spread awareness.
Crowdfunding changes that though. It gives scientists and engineers with big ideas and small pockets the opportunity to actually bring those ideas to life, and for futurists, it gives us the opportunity to play a direct hand in the future. This recurring feature article will help highlight the best ideas seeking your help each month. Here are some of December’s best.