meganmay     Thu, Sep 4, 2008  Permanent link
I really like where you're going with this post in particular and I humbly offer a #9

9. because mankind needs to take another giant leap

Some initiatives that just popped into my brain:

Operation upgrade humanity
brought to you by the Polytopian brain trust

this could be some kind of actual intervention in the meatspace.

A New Kind of Humanity
the sequel to A New Kind of Science

notthisbody     Fri, Sep 5, 2008  Permanent link
Wildcat -

All what you're saying makes sense, and something that i've put a lot of thought towards as well. Let me know what you think of "Towards a Polytopia"
Wildcat     Fri, Sep 5, 2008  Permanent link
Meganmay: thanks for the suggestion, it is a great 'because' and as it fits perfectly and can readily be said to contain the essence of the polytopia project, the post has been updated with the box "..because mankind.." (with credits where credit's due.;-)

as for the other suggestions: " operation upgrade humanity" sounds a bit too activistic to my ears, but then its probably only the word " operation" (sounds commando like, or alternatively maybe too hollywoodian)

how about something like this:

Sensibly Upgrading Humanity
or this

Upgrading Humanity Sagaciously

Just some thoughts that come to mind, however I loved this one:" brought to you by the Polytopian brain trust"
as you know i believe that the language we use is in need of upgrade, at present however, given that we use words and phrases that carry a long trail of meanings and correlations, i think we should choose the words wisely so as to be able to propagate what i believe to truly be a revolutionary concept

About "a new kind of humanity" ,again I have a problem here with the wording and its possible derivative concepts/meanings/indications. yes we are about a new kind of humanity, however, as i see it, we do not create it, we allow it to emerge, gently and wisely. what we do create is the conceptual and abstract framework, within which a new kind of humanity can and will emerge.
And then of course there exists the question of " kind" , is the new approach to reality we are advocating a difference in "kind"? or in degree? is it truly qualitative?

At what point would we be able to state with confidence that the polytopia is truly a representation of a new " Kind" of humanity?

as you can see i have more questions than answers