Strangeloop

"Thought business"

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Here's an idea.

A market for thoughts. People "buy" thoughts and people "sell" thoughts. If one thought is valuable people will use it often because They bought it and they think that it is valuable.

Isn't it just how self help works? All those quotes, ideas... We buy into them and we sell them to other people expecting them to adopt those ideas so we would spread the thoughts.

How many thoughts are worth? What if we put a money count on a thought? For example the thought "Present moment" would sell pretty good with spiritual people. But the thought "money" wouldn't. ofcourse these are assumptions but you get the idea.

If the thought "Strangeloop" sold for 1 million dollars, would people buy it?

What do you guys think?

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How would you offer someone to buy a thought without telling them what that thought is? But if you tell them what that thought is you can no longer sell it. So, how would that work?


Just try not to be a dick. - Buddha

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@datamonster It would be like gambling. Place your bets and you get what you get. 

@Mason Riggle Well yeah, because books are just thoughts written on paper. Now the question is? Why do people even buy thoughts when they can have their own? 

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@Strangeloop Interesting question, but why would you want my answer when you can have your own?


"I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."

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Hmm... Maybe because I have a limited way of thinking and the only way to expand the limitation is to buy your thoughts.

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@Strangeloop yes, because I asked you the same question you asked me, rhetorically. 


"I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."

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1 hour ago, Strangeloop said:

Why do people even buy thoughts when they can have their own? 

You have no original thoughts. Change my mind xD


To balance beauty and complexity so perfectly is a divine mystery.

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@Carl-Richard An original book, idea, concept or peice of art?

Original doesn't mean it isn't a flower on a tree


It's just turtles all the way down.

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"Thought business" is already the case

Someone has a thought about making a book, and then he materializes that thought

Someone has a thought about making electric cars, and then he materializes that thought

Someone has a thought about making a painting, and then he materializes that thought

And so on.


 "If you showed a caveman our technology, he would think it was magic. And if you showed a modern man magic, he would think it was technology." - Outlast (video game)

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information economy is huge. It's the new oil. 

Information is king.


It's just turtles all the way down.

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