Christopher tm Herdt (cherdt) wrote,
Christopher tm Herdt

KickStarter: the Dream Lottery realized?

If you wait long enough, someone will turn your good ideas into reality for you. About 6 years ago I wrote about the idea of a dream lottery, of paying a dollar to buy into someone else's dream.

Now it is real (although limited in scope to creative projects):

It's interesting, although now that I see it in action it feels too much like people begging for money. "Help fund my album." Many of the dreams seem self-serving, rather than other-serving.

I was also sad to see that while people are willing to over-fund a comic book based on a video game, a mural for the children's wing of a hospital doesn't even have a dollar.

People need to dream bigger and better dreams.

  • Movie review: Inception

    Like your Thanksgiving leftovers, here's a hot take served cold: I just saw Inception for the first time, and it wasn't a very good movie. First…

  • A Year of the Quiet Sun

    Since well_lahdidah is out-of-town, it was time for another viewing of The Last Potato. This time, it was Krzysztof Zanussi's 1984 film…

  • Diablo Cody and Roman Mythology

    On Saturday we watched Young Adult (using our cable's On-Demand service because it is easier to pay $6 than it is to find something you actually…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment