Re: SOC/SCIENCE: Something Rotten at the Core of Science?

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 12:14:58 MDT

On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 07:10:35PM +0100, Amara Graps wrote:
> From: Anders Sandberg <>, Thu, 26 Apr 2001 12:53:37
> >I have thought about some kind of "reputation futures" or other
> >investment-like reputation system. You can invest reputation by endorsing a
> >paper, and if the paper becomes well cited you gain reputation while if it is
> >shot down you lose reputation.
> (Ahh.. Sasha.. We miss you.. why are you not here anymore dammit ?!)
> Anders, I'm quite sure that Sasha had worked out schemes-within-schemes
> for handling this.

I think he actually had. I seem to remember that he posted something
along these lines, and now I blame myself for not paying more attention.

> Were you on the list in the earlier 90s? We had a reputation system
> on the extropians list that looked like the a Stock exchange. Fascinating
> experiment! I saved some of those earlier posts when we had such a thing,
> so I copy it below, for you to see, in case you don't know about it.

I recognize it, but I think I came on right in the middle of it and
never got involved. Another thing to regret and to inspire more
constructive work in the future.

> Market Summary as of: Tue Oct 5 00:00:02 EDT 1993
> Reputations of members of the Extropians mailing list:

This really brings up old memories, seeing those ticker symbols.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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