The Common Purpose Engine

Superstructure Name: 
The Common Purpose Engine
User Name: 
DarkOptimism
Superstructure Description: 
?¢‚Ǩ?ìLarge-scale problems do not require large-scale solutions. They require small-scale solutions within a large-scale framework.?¢‚Ǩ¬ù
Superstructure Idea: 

Ok, all we're trying to do here is address the inter-related challenges of food and energy production, climate change and the disintegration of local community bonds, for starters! We all know that countries need to drastically reduce their carbon emissions, and the 2010 Accord committed them to doing so.  What we don’t know is how we can actually achieve this while keeping the lights on and feeding everyone.  The reason we don’t know what to do is that there can’t be a single answer – we need engaged communities of SEHIs around the world inventing solutions suitable to their local challenges and conditions.  The Common Purpose Engine provides the framework and incentive for this to happen while guaranteeing that the sum of these efforts is sufficient to meet our 2010 Accord emissions targets.

Superstructure Needs: 

Online programming experts to build the open-source infrastructure.

Energy company executives, to contribute their data in exchange for the useful data-processing functionality provided by the infrastructure.

Scientists and energy experts to contribute information on the carbon-intensity of different energy sources for the wiki.

Politically engaged types and government representatives, to ensure that all the data required is made available.

Pioneers with ingenious local-scale solutions, to save the world!

Community leaders to engage locals in implementing these solutions.

Superstructure Memembership: 

Simply click ""Join"" above.  Then submit a short statement of who you are and what you would like to contribute in the ""Other Information"" section below.