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WHY OURNET?

The​ ​Internet​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​giant​ ​leap​ ​for​ ​humankind.

Like​ ​other​ ​major​ ​human​ ​innovations,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​the​ ​printing​ ​press and​ ​the​ ​Industrial​ ​Revolution,​ ​the​ ​Web​ ​has​ ​changed​ ​us​ ​for​ ​good, but​ ​its​ ​fullest​ ​potential​ ​has​ ​yet​ ​to​ ​be​ ​​​fulfilled.

Disturbing​ ​trends​ ​like​ ​‘fake​ ​news’,​ ​trolling​ ​and​ ​breaches​ ​of​ ​cyber security​ ​have​ ​taken​ ​us​ ​down​ ​a​ ​disturbing​ ​path.

We​ ​imagine​ ​the​ ​possibility​ ​of​ ​a​ ​world​ ​where​ ​the​ ​internet nourishes​ ​the​ ​best​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​human​ ​beings​ ​and​ ​their​ ​creativity.

That​ ​is​ ​why​ ​OurNet,​ ​and​ ​with​ ​your​ ​help​ ​we’ll​ ​make​ ​it​ ​what,​ ​in our​ ​hearts,​ ​we​ ​all​ ​want​ ​it​ ​to​ ​be.

THE VIRTUAL VILLAGE

OurNet​ ​is​ ​signposting​ ​a​ ​new​ ​way​ ​forward​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Internet​ ​as concerns​ ​grow​ ​about​ ​its​ ​corporatisation,​ ​de-humanisation​ ​and centralisation.

OurNet​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​‘virtual​ ​village’​ ​that​ ​works​ ​for​ ​all,​ ​not​ ​just​ ​for some​ ​–​ ​a​ ​new​ ​context​ ​and​ ​culture​ ​that​ ​re-humanises,​ ​refines and rewards the best of what we can be.

Turbocharged​ ​by​ ​the​ ​technology​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Internet​ ​–​ ​bringing​ ​the values,​ ​relationships​ ​and​ ​community​ ​spirit​ ​found​ ​in​ ​traditional villages​ ​to​ ​a​ ​disconnected​ ​and​ ​disparate​ ​world.

Users​ ​will​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​choose​ ​their​ ​own​ ​‘village’,​ ​tuned​ ​to​ ​their interests,​ ​location​ ​and​ ​responsibilities,​ ​or​ ​visit​ ​other​ ​‘villages’​ ​all over​ ​the​ ​world​ ​to​ ​share,​ ​chat,​ ​collaborate​ ​and​ ​entertain​ ​each other​ ​-​ ​developing​ ​real​ ​communities​ ​that​ ​thrive.

HOW IT WORKS

OurNet​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​focal​ ​point​ ​or​ ​virtual​ ​community​ ​centre, hosting​ ​news,​ ​events​ ​and​ ​a​ ​marketplace,​ ​animated​ ​by​ ​instant messaging​ ​and​ ​forum​ ​facilities.

Whilst​ ​these​ ​are​ ​not​ ​unique​ ​features,​ ​the​ ​context​ ​and environment​ ​in​ ​which​ ​they​ ​take​ ​place​ ​will​ ​be.​ ​For​ ​example, current​ ​preoccupations​ ​around​ ​‘fake​ ​news’​ ​and​ ​the​ ​pursuit​ ​of TRUTH​ ​will​ ​give​ ​way​ ​to​ ​the​ ​community-based​ ​generation​ ​of TRUST.

Communities​ ​of​ ​every​ ​kind​ ​will​ ​be​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​use​ ​OurNet​ ​- uncensored,​ ​yet​ ​regulated​ ​by​ ​‘peer​ ​refinement’. Transparency and​ ​authenticity​ ​will​ ​transform​ ​the​ ​way​ ​we​ ​communicate,​ ​and sharing​ ​which​ ​brings​ ​the​ ​greatest​ ​good​ ​will​ ​meet​ ​with​ ​the greatest​ ​reward​ ​and​ ​elevation.

From the smallest special interest group to the largest political constituencies, the benefits of a re-humanised, truly-democratised and de-centralised Internet are just a change of perception.

CREATING VALUE

One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​key​ ​issues​ ​that​ ​shapes​ ​our​ ​world​ ​is​ ​that​ ​of​ ​money, and​ ​the​ ​pursuit​ ​of​ ​money.

No​ ​longer​ ​a​ ​shorthand​ ​for​ ​exchange,​ ​the​ ​flow​ ​of​ ​conventional currency​ ​has​ ​become​ ​a​ ​fear-inspiring​ ​monster​ ​that​ ​can​ ​enslave and​ ​inhibit.

Key​ ​to​ ​OurNet’s​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​the​ ​re-framing​ ​of​ ​contribution​ ​and reward.​ ​Service​ ​to​ ​the​ ​community​ ​based​ ​on​ ​natural​ ​inclination and​ ​passion​ ​will​ ​be​ ​rewarded.

Remuneration​ ​will​ ​be​ ​based​ ​on​ ​OurNet’s​ ​own​ ​cryptocurrency system​ ​-​ ​propelled​ ​and​ ​governed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​ethics​ ​of​ ​the​ ​blockchain -​ ​which​ ​users​ ​will​ ​create​ ​by​ ​their​ ​acts​ ​of​ ​contribution.

Community​ ​members​ ​will​ ​be​ ​rewarded​ ​for​ ​contribution​ ​and curation​ ​of​ ​content,​
and​ ​the​ ​currency​ ​will​ ​buy​ ​site​ ​services,​ ​be tradable​ ​with​ ​other​ ​users,​ ​and​ ​be​ ​exchangeable​ ​for​ ​other currencies​ ​at​ ​off-site​ ​exchanges.

THE NEXT STEP

OurNet’s​ ​next​ ​step​ ​is​ ​to​ ​fund​ ​and​ ​enlarge​ ​a​ ​team​ ​to​ ​make​ ​this vision​ ​a reality.

Already,​ ​people​ ​are​ ​stepping​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​contribute​ ​and​ ​make​ ​a difference.​ ​They​ ​see​ ​the​ ​possibility​ ​of​ ​communicating​ ​and collaborating​ ​differently,​ ​for​ ​a​ ​better​ ​world.

We​ ​are​ ​exploring​ ​crowd-funding​ ​and​ ​ultimately​ ​an​ ​ICO​ ​(Initial Coin​ ​Offering)​ ​that​ ​will​ ​establish​ ​OurBits​ as a meaningful and significant currency, infused with the ethics of our community and its positive intentions.

WORK WITH OURNET

Striking​ ​a​ ​creative​ ​balance​ ​between​ ​leadership​ ​and collaboration,​ ​OurNet’s​ ​team​ ​will​ ​be​ ​vision-driven,​ ​working beyond​ ​traditional​ ​models​ ​of​ ​work,​ ​jobs​ ​and​ ​remuneration.

Ultimately​ ​distributed​ ​globally​ ​as​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​team,​ ​great emphasis​ ​will​ ​be​ ​placed​ ​on​ ​a​ ​nourishing​ ​organisational​ ​culture with​ ​a​ ​supportive​ ​team​ ​spirit.

Great​ ​results​ ​from​ ​open​ ​hearts​ ​and minds​ ​are​ ​anticipated,​ ​in​ ​an​ ​open-space​ ​environment​ ​that regularly​ ​checks​ ​in​ ​with​ ​personal​ ​and​ ​organisational​ ​integrity.

If​ ​this​ ​vision​ ​appeals​ ​to​ ​you,​ ​do​ ​sign​ ​up​ ​for​ ​our​ ​updates,​ ​and​ ​join us​ ​on​ ​this​ ​world-changing​ ​journey…