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Two projects that will help life extension

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#1 Nebu

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:25 AM


Hi. I have a few projects that will help life extension. I’ll reveal two of them here and I’m hoping to receive some feedback on the second one.
If you want to talk more in-depth about any of these projects but prefer chatting instead of a forum, use our slack.
 
 
 
First one -> Crypto for Science  
 
Open source code + website URL + description + developer documentation here: https://github.com/F...pto-For-Science  
 
This platform allows anyone to ask for their scientific research to be funded through donations, with zero fees and no intermediaries. All the money go directly to them. The platform will never have any fees, and will never be monetized in any way.  
 
I’d love to have a long term policy of featuring projects related to preventing healthcare and cognitive improvement, therefore do tell any researcher that needs funding to use our platform, and we’ll do our best to help them raise the funds.  
 
The website is already accepting submissions, but they won't be approved for a few more days until we code more features and pentest it.   
 
As a second avenue of positive impact, consider becoming a representative for your country
 
Especially, we need representatives in Algeria, Indonesia, Macau, Peru, Bahrain, Philippines, Iran, Georgia, Kazahstan and Mongolia, because these countries have a very low scientific research budget per capita.
 
 
 
Second one -> still not out of concept yet, but here’s my idea:  
 
You have some filters on the left, where you select things that define a human being’s physiology: male/female, some measures of biological age, the way certain genes are expressed, etc.  
 
Depending on the selections on the left, the human is shown certain advice backed by scientific consensus or debate, that he should follow in order to improve his health-span. An obvious example: use sun screen.  
 
Now here are the cool parts: 
  • The entire website allows collaborative editing, both for filters and advice, and all edits have to be accompanied by very exact references (where you don't just name a paper, but you might also point to the content from a certain page and explain why it supports your claim).  
  • Any of the additions or removals can be selected by someone else as the start of a debate. Then, there will be a certain user class whose sole purpose is voting on who won the completed debates, and - depending on that - the website will only show "winning" information.  
 
The more death-prone someone is, the higher risk/reward advice he’ll be shown. 
 
When someone adds or modifies existing advice, he also has to set the filter values for which it is being shown. Those can be debated as well.
 
Again, the website would be open source and I have no plan on ever monetizing it. Please tell me if it's a good idea, how could we make it even better, if you would contribute as an editor, etc. 
 
Someone just asked me what problem is it solving and this was my answer: 
There's simply too much information in clinical research, and it's hard for the average human to discern what to apply in his own life, because much of this information is hard to understand, conflicting, dependent on certain traits of the human or left in the shadows of worse but more publicized information. This platform would basically become the ultimate repository of personalized advice, based on scientific research and debate. Would you contribute with well referenced information?

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#2 caliban

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:40 AM

The first one seems like a weak me-too. Science crowdfunding sites exist, donating by cryptocurrency (only?) is no innovation. In fact, most reputable researchers have institutional barriers to converting cryptocurrency to funds they can actually use. Your promises to help with fundraising lack sustainability. Also: Our experience shows that expert review and project oversight is definitely needed.



The second one sounds neat but will depend a lot on gathering a knowledgeable crowd to jumpstart it.
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#3 Nebu

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:08 AM

Thanks for the feedback. Payment through wire transfer is also possible. We'll have the best and most fair expert review and project oversight among all platforms because of the "Identity Checkers & Project Approvers" - feature.

 

I'm hoping to get a knowledgeable crowd to jumpstart the second project by using this forum. Anyone who wants to become an editor for the second project, please join our Slack and let's talk.

 

Also, anyone may recommend a project that we should do, which involves some kind of coding, because we're open to ideas. The only requirement is that it must help science, education or healthcare around the world.



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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:35 AM

Also, anyone may recommend a project that we should do,

 

 

wonderful  :)   who is 'we' in this?   

 

There are a few things this community has long been looking for that would really help collate, discuss and potentially advance the state of the art in life-extension related science.  

However, for a close integration with the LongeCity community we would need someone to work with our existing site infrastructure, database and software. Anyone able and willing to do this is warmly welcome.  (Of course solutions can also grow independently from and outside of LongeCity.) 

 



#5 Nebu

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:51 AM

who is 'we' in this?

 

For Crypto For Science, there are more than 7 developers who have or are about to contribute code.

 

Honestly, with LongeCity you could just delete the entire website and start over, because it needs a total rework, it's a mess.



#6 Nebu

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:35 PM

So there's not enough interest for the second project?

 

From the lack of replies, I'm guessing that there isn't. I was hoping to find 5 people on this forum that would accept the responsibility of becoming editors, once the website is live. But if I'm not even getting 5 editors from here, then I'm probably not getting them from anywhere.

So maybe I should look for another second project idea.



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:16 PM

A similar but -at least initially- less complex project to No.2 is in the planning stage here at LC. It would involve a crowdsourced list of proven anti-aging interventions as well as factors that shorten lifespan telling a user how long they can expect to live.  

We could happily use some coding help but it would have to be based on our site and existing infractructure.  On the plus side there are a few editors lined up and we could even pay them a little for their efforts.  Send me a PM if you are interested. 



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 09:11 PM

who is 'we' in this?

 

For Crypto For Science, there are more than 7 developers who have or are about to contribute code.

 

Honestly, with LongeCity you could just delete the entire website and start over, because it needs a total rework, it's a mess.

 

I agree that LongeCity could use a face-lift. Just need some qualified/reliable software engineers to improve the site and upgrade the forum. We can't let just any developer off the street have access to the database, server, etc...


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:10 AM

Interesting discussion and initiative, mostly project 2. Re LC revamping I only have one wish if I am allowed to express it also here: to have a simple to act option to log my topics/post as a personal file on my computer. A lot of work and research went to them and would like to have my own back up.


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