Yesterday some friends and me organized a meeting where the speaker was the convincing Jimbo Wiki Wales, founder of Wikipedia. He told us about the overall wiki phenomena and his latest proposal the Campaigns Wikia website, which is about participatory politics made by web users and wiki software. I had a concrete campaign offer in July to support life extension and regenerative medicine. Not the last time, my thoughts went for LE during Jimbo’s talk and I saw a light (see the picture): what exactly can collaborative wiki software based communities do for sciences behind life extension? Do we have an existing community along those lines, which can build a collective knowledge-base around the topic? Although we have interesting and worthy wikisites in bioinformatics, like BioWiki and Wikiomics, one more step is needed: some real collaborative effort to collect all knowledge – medical biotech, molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, IT, systems biology, traditional medicine… – that can become indispensable for life extension technologies. And presently, wiki is the best option to do that online.
expert community+ wiki software= knowledgebase for maximum life extension
Cool stuff: Wiki edited Wired article about the wiki phenomena beyond Wikipedia: Veni, Vidi, Wiki.