I realize that the great work in software is unlikely to get done in the commercial world (it doesn't "monetize" easily) and the academic world isn't doing much better. The other problem is that the greatest programming minds of our generation are being spent figuring out new methods of software "lock-in" or simply shoving ads down your throat.
my solution is twofold. I beleive that this work requires concentration and focus, therefore an environment not unlike a monastery is in order.
Of course even if you agree, none of is could participate because of survival, so instead the monks of these monasteries are low-fidelity digital clones of ourselves.
i believe that this is the way forward. I began work on the digital cloning process years ago, but I didn't have an application that was compelling enough to see the work through. I think this might have the gusto, if only enough to create a first-generation clone, ideally one good enough to carry out the second-generation work.
i understand that I'm glossing over a lot of details and leaving out a lot of context. I'd be happy to elaborate if there is interest.
but minimally I want to leave breadcrumbs like this to be found by future archeologists to make their search of origin easier than ours has been so far.