When I started the development of the beyond EVE platform in March 2017, I had still not recovered from the election results in the USA and had just seen the YouTube video of Alexander Nix at the Concordia Summit in New York…
I was outraged, by the speaker, but much more by the audience, which apparently likes to use such manipulation tools to boost their own agenda. Oil Industries, the pharmaceutical industry, the agricultural sector - every multinational company that has opted for the preservation of its own economic model and against any alternative solutions over the last 50 years. Even though ‘The Limits of Growth’ of the Club of Rome were already known. There are plenty of great ideas out there, but they fail again and again (for decades) because of this lobby.
- But now finaly is the time and the chance to convince the universities, research institutes, NGOs and the thousands initiatives in every country to leave Facebook and Co. (I know it’s tough) Because what do these organizations want: contacts, involvement, publicity, participation and discussions in real life.For this it should not be necessary that each individual addresses the web users, but it should be enough to sort by topics, target groups and industries. Furthermore, there are still professional articles available that offer more in-depth information. The global problems are huge, and cannot be solved with #hashtags.
But first the distribution of relevant information has to be solved, this community has the key to that.
I hope you like the idea. I have some more ideas for the next expansion stages for those who are interested. Because I am looking for people to join me, the performance has to be changed. The frontend has to be adapted, the database structure has to be rebuilt. Further languages have to be added.
In the issue 01/2019 of the German Data Protection Association I wrote even more about the background of this project. The complete edition in German and the english translation of the article can be found on my LinkedIn page.
I am looking forward to your feedback and I hope in some years I am in another city and have the chance to meet other people at an event with just 5 minutes on my plattform. - I want my Time and my Data back.