Superstruct is launching today. It's a fun idea, this distributed social media scenario gambit.
I'm excited about the creative possibilities.
It's a nice set of scenario components:
* Ravenous focuses on the imminent collapse of the global food system, as well as debates over industrial vs. ecological agricultural models, and basic issues of access, energy, and carbon.
* Power Struggle tracks the results of energy resource peaks and the shifts in international power as nations fight for energy supremacy and the world searches for alternative energy solutions.
* Outlaw Planet embodies the volatile mix of new forms of surveillance, transparency, civil rights, and access to information as people work out new rules for human security.
* Generation Exile follows the massive "diaspora of diasporas" underway globally, as the number of refugees and migrants skyrockets in the face of climate change, economic disruption, and war.
Each one now has a video clip on the main site. I'm leaning towards Power Struggle and Outlaw Planet.
And I've joined the Facebook group
On the other hand... I'm a bit skeptical about small things, so far. Like getting zero response to my post this summer, where I created content as per request. No comment, no link, no communication by any medium, after nearly three months.
Or getting this automatic email response, yesterday, after re-registering from the site:
We'll email you in late September with an invitation to participate in the first 24 hours of Superstruct and become one of our founding players.
Yes, on October 5, I'm told something will happen last month. Couldn't they update the automatic response?
I don't mean to be grumpy. The project is being run by super people, and I'm excited by it. I just hope it doesn't run into a series of small snags. Especially as we're being asked to contribute to it.