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Project Planning Page

Currently our Project Plan is either:

  • An invisible, but highly ordered and beautifully structured vision in Doug Wilson’s head, or
  • An unsightly mass of highly disordered and terribly unstructured text on Doug Wilson’s hard drives.

Take your pick.   Since neither option has much to commend it, and attempts to make the latter mirror the former have succeeded only in making the former mirror the latter, this page has been designed as a mechanism for allowing other people to interfere in the planning process and either make the vision manifest  itself, or destroy it in the attempt.

This page will (eventually) include:

  1. a link to the best available project plan , currently just best of a bad lot
  2. a kind of guestbook for comments and suggestions from others
  3. apologies from guilty parties
  4. a real working mechanism — a project planning device based on the same ideas behind all of this project
  5. a bug-tracking mechanism for reporting when that “real working mechanism” is unreal or unworkable
  6. miscellaneous good intentions
  7. a kind of guestbook for skeptical comments from victims.

How much of this exists so far?   Hardly any:

  • a very poor “best available project plan”.
  • a crude prototype of that “real working mechanism”.

If you see clickable links in either of those lists, try them, but you will probably get either a DNS page not found error, or a stub placeholder page. When something better is available this page will (probably) be updated to tone down the jaded attitude.

For more information, such as it is, visit our Project Progress Page . That’s a real link — we actually do have such a page, and it does actually report some progress occasionally.

Copyright (c) 2000  Douglas P. Wilson



Copyright © 2009   Douglas Pardoe Wilson

Other relevant content:

New: Social Technology through Diagrams

New: Social Techs novel online

New: Social Technology Blog

New: Social Technology Wiki

Please see these web pages:

The main Social Technology page.

Find Compatibles , the key page, with the real solution to all other problems explained

Technological Fantasies , a page about future technology

Social Tech a page about Social Technology, technology for social purposes.  I think I was the first person to use this phrase on the Internet, quite a long time ago.


Roughly corresponding to these web pages are the following blogs :

Social Technology the main blog, hosted on this site, with posts imported from the following blogger.com blogs, which still exist and are useable.

Find Compatibles devoted to matching people with friends, lovers, jobs, places to live and so on, but doing so in ways that will actually work, using good math, good algorithms, good analysis.

Technological Fantasies devoted to future stuff, new ideas, things that might be invented or might happen, such as what is listed above and below.

Sex-Politics-Religion is a blog about these important topics, which I have been told should never be mentioned in polite conversation.  Alright that advice does seem a bit dated, but many people are still told not to bring up these subjects around the dinner table.

I believe I was the first person on the Internet to use the phrase Social Technology — years before the Web existed.

Those were the good old days, when the number of people using the net exceeed the amount of content on it, so that it was easy to start a discussion about such an upopular topic.  Now things are different.  There are so many web pages that the chances of anyone finding this page are low, even with good search engines like Google.   Oh, well.

By Social Technology I mean the technology for organizing and maintaining human society.  The example I had most firmly in mind is the subject of  Find Compatibles , what I consider to be the key page, the one with the real solution to all other problems explained.

As I explained on my early mailing lists and later webpages, I find that social technology has hardly improved at all over the years.   We still use representative democracy, exactly the same as it was used in the 18th century.  By contrast, horse and buggy transporation has been replaced by automobiles and airplanes, enormous changes.

In the picture below you will see some 18th century technology, such as the ox-plow in the middle of the picture.  How things have changed since then in agricultural technology.  But we still use chance encounters, engagements and marriages to organize our home life and the raising of children.  

I claim that great advances in social technology are not only possible but inevitable.  I have written three novels about this, one preposterously long, 5000 pages, another merely very very long, 1500 pages.  The third is short enough at 340 pages to be published some day.  Maybe.  The topic is still not interesting to most people.   I will excerpt small parts of these novels on the web sometime, maybe even post the raw text for the larger two.


This site includes many pages dating from 1997 to 2008 which are quite out of date.  They are included here partly to show the development of these ideas and partly to cover things the newer pages do not.  There will be broken links where these pages referenced external sites.  I’ve tried to fix up or maiintain all internal links, but some will probably have been missed.   One may wish to look at an earlier version of this page , rather longer, and at an overview of most parts of what can be called a bigger project.

Type in this address to e-mail me.  The image is interesting.  See Status of Social Technology

Copyright © 2007, 2008, 2009, Douglas Pardoe Wilson

I have used a series of e-mail address over the years, each of which eventually became out of date because of a change of Internet services or became almost useless because of spam.  Eventually I stuck with a Yahoo address, but my inbox still fills up with spam and their spam filter still removes messages I wanted to see.  So I have switched to a new e-mail service.  Web spiders should not be able to find it, since it is hidden in a jpeg picture.   I have also made it difficult to reach me.  The picture is not a clickable link.  To send me e-mail you must want to do so badly enough to type this address in.  That is a nuisance, for which I do apologize, but I just don’t want a lot of mail from people who do not care about what I have to say.


Cross-References:

Data Mining

Idea List

The ABCs of Naming

Change List

Older Index Page

The Project in Summary Form

How To Help

Easy Introduction to Social Technology Software

What Do You Want Now


Copyright © 2009   Douglas Pardoe Wilson

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