July 24th, 2011

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.