My current thinking is to schedule the third week of each
month to do dreaming and remote viewing. During this third week angels
not discuss their results with other angels.
||wait for payment, prepare mission
||angels go to work
||discussion and report
Once the results are in, I think
it will be fun to compare the results
in some kind of online forum. The fourth week of the month is for
discussion and reporting.
(Note: the four week schedule means that we should not promise
delivery witin 31 days for the next auction).
Privacy and copyright
The customer will get a copy of the dream descriptions.
means that submitted dreams are to be considered as basically public,
because the customer may want to hand out copies to others. That
doesn't mean the customer needs to get exclusive copyrights,
non-exclusive should do. As a result, the dreamer is free to share
mission dreams with others too.
Another matter is whether we want the discussion phase of the mission
to be public or private. Public means that we could use the ASD
bulletin board. Private means a forum with password protected access.
One advantage of password protection is that angels have some extra
time in case they want to edit submitted dreams, for example to protect
the privacy of third parties.
Bjo asked about availability for research. My first reply to Bjo was
that it would be nice to donate the entire missions, dreams included,
to the public domain. Public domain means that everyone can use the
dreams for whatever purpose. This is a radical decision, and I don't
feel I have a good grasp of the consequences here.
In addition to opening up to researchers, another reason for public
domain is that I want to build an online portfolio of missions. This
can be done with or without including the dreams. The moment we include
the dreams, we could just as well donate them to the public domain.
Some customers may have a problem with not getting exclusive
copyrights. Eventually we could make this negotiable, where more
exclusivity translates to a higher price. We can pass that bridge when
we get there.
Archangels and spill overs
Ed pointed out that it would be good to have the raw data
analyzed by somebody who did not participate in the mission. Ed
suggested the name Archangel for such a role. It seems a good idea to
me. Building on this, I like to add the suggestion to rotate
Archangels. Compiling a report is a significant amount of work, and I
assume that occasionally Archangels like to descent to the level of
angels, and play a mission. At least, I want to play.
Rita brought up the issue of spill overs. At the moment I ask bidders
for a short description of the type of mission they are looking for. I
do this because I expect that bidders will come up with lots of
interesting ideas, even though we can only reward one bidder.
Additionally, it can make it more fun for angels who are watching the
auction. Rita warned that having different missions described on
the auction board, can lead to spill over effects in our dreams when
trying to do a particular mission. I'm not sure what to do here.
Bidders will want to know whether their mission will be excepted as
soon as possible. I can ask bidders to email me, and report to the
group on other requested missions later. The disadvantage is that
requiring an email in addition to the post to the board, creates a
barrier for bidding.