The “Dialogues” project is an internet-based discussion platform, which, as opposed to any other existing platform (forums, messaging, etc), is designed to have structured knowledge as a result of the conversation (i.e. not just text). The tool could thus could be used in collaborative research, analysis, or any other collective conversation where order, logic and agreement are desireable.
The D. project has two aspects – a big “utopic” idea and a useful tool.
1. The tool. First step / aspect of the project is to create a platform for efficient arguments / conversations involving many participants.
Problems being solved: - People don’t agree - People don’t understand why they don’t agree
More specifically, the platform would allow users to effectively come to an agreement, by solving the inefficiencies of human interaction:
- Insufficient memory - Parallel subjects (branching) - Logical fallacies - Mistakes & contradictions - Terminology de-sync - Emotions + ego - Loss of context
The second step of the project is to create a common knowledge base of the humanity, increasing "absolute" agreement.
Problems being solved:
- inability of current structural models to fully represent human knowledge - asynchronious information
When the argument is resolved, the agreement is found, the resulting data (agreement) is stored and accessible, as well as the underlying argument. Once resolved, it's true forever, thus there's no need to have the same argument ever again, anywhere.
Anyone can “plug in to” the conversation and bring their arguments towards any point, thus changing the structure of the knowledge. Any resulting "knowledge" point can be drilled back down to the conversations that lead to it.
As a result, we have a uniting knowledge on which most everyone agrees. We hope that it may spread peace and decrease hatered, but it should at least incrase constructivity of conversations.