Martin Geddes is creating fresh thinking about technology
30

patrons

$1,239
per month
I am dreaming of a better kind of Internet, and also building it. One located on the individual, with human values, and humane purpose. What we now need has to be performant by design, secure by design, private by design, and ethical by design. This implies new requirements and architectures, linking morality to mathematics. The challenge is profound, and unavoidable, if we wish to pass on to our descendent an information infrastructure to be proud of.

With this in mind, for over a decade I have written about the future of technology, especially computer science, voice services and packet networking. It is a both passion and a pleasure to be able to offer fresh thinking about these important subjects. I believe I have created significant value over that time, creating a body of notable public works with my own voluntary effort and at my own private expense.

This work has gained a significant following, and I greatly appreciate the encouragement and positive feedback I have received. I am asking you to support me in my quest to push the boundaries of our technological understanding even further, and to spread novel ideas about its positive new uses.

There are real out-of-pocket costs involved in travelling to meet people, attend events, buy books and reports, and equipment, and disseminate what I have written. Running a business has overheads that aren't being covered when I am researching and writing. Attempting to trade food for telecoms advice at the checkout in Tesco provides high amusement, but few essential provisions.

Money has a symbolic value, as well as a practical one. Exploring fresh thinking by definition means frequently going "off piste" from the commercial and academic mainstream. This can be a lonely place to be. There are career risks and personal costs involved (there's no pension!). Even with the smallest level of support acknowledges this, and is especially important when the journey proves burdensome.

NB: When you contribute at a higher tier, you also get the benefits of the lower tier(s).
Tiers
Instigators
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Instigators are looking to provoke positive change. I will email you "The Best of Future of Communications" ebook with the best articles I have produced from 2012 to 2017. To be published by 1 Jan 2018.
Believers
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
Believers understand the value of dreams of a better future. I will deliver you a livestream webinar once every two months (with archive access) to cover what I have found that is interesting and worth sharing.
Innovators
$100 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
Innovators bring fresh insight and a positive ethos to the debate about what kind of information infrastructure we should build for the future. Patrons at this level get to join the exclusive The Internet is Just a Prototype email discussion group (most members are invite only). Launches 1 December 2017.
Explorers
$1,000 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Explorers are entrepreneurs "doing it" and seek a thinking partner for guidance. I will give you half a day per month of consulting support by phone and email on a "use it or lose it" basis.
I am dreaming of a better kind of Internet, and also building it. One located on the individual, with human values, and humane purpose. What we now need has to be performant by design, secure by design, private by design, and ethical by design. This implies new requirements and architectures, linking morality to mathematics. The challenge is profound, and unavoidable, if we wish to pass on to our descendent an information infrastructure to be proud of.

With this in mind, for over a decade I have written about the future of technology, especially computer science, voice services and packet networking. It is a both passion and a pleasure to be able to offer fresh thinking about these important subjects. I believe I have created significant value over that time, creating a body of notable public works with my own voluntary effort and at my own private expense.

This work has gained a significant following, and I greatly appreciate the encouragement and positive feedback I have received. I am asking you to support me in my quest to push the boundaries of our technological understanding even further, and to spread novel ideas about its positive new uses.

There are real out-of-pocket costs involved in travelling to meet people, attend events, buy books and reports, and equipment, and disseminate what I have written. Running a business has overheads that aren't being covered when I am researching and writing. Attempting to trade food for telecoms advice at the checkout in Tesco provides high amusement, but few essential provisions.

Money has a symbolic value, as well as a practical one. Exploring fresh thinking by definition means frequently going "off piste" from the commercial and academic mainstream. This can be a lonely place to be. There are career risks and personal costs involved (there's no pension!). Even with the smallest level of support acknowledges this, and is especially important when the journey proves burdensome.

NB: When you contribute at a higher tier, you also get the benefits of the lower tier(s).

Recent posts by Martin Geddes

Tiers
Instigators
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Instigators are looking to provoke positive change. I will email you "The Best of Future of Communications" ebook with the best articles I have produced from 2012 to 2017. To be published by 1 Jan 2018.
Believers
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
Believers understand the value of dreams of a better future. I will deliver you a livestream webinar once every two months (with archive access) to cover what I have found that is interesting and worth sharing.
Innovators
$100 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
Innovators bring fresh insight and a positive ethos to the debate about what kind of information infrastructure we should build for the future. Patrons at this level get to join the exclusive The Internet is Just a Prototype email discussion group (most members are invite only). Launches 1 December 2017.
Explorers
$1,000 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Explorers are entrepreneurs "doing it" and seek a thinking partner for guidance. I will give you half a day per month of consulting support by phone and email on a "use it or lose it" basis.