To help people make more sense, individually and together
From the inception of the internet, there was a promise of collective intelligence. Access to all the minds of the world: the arguments, the reasoning, the viewpoints—an invaluable world wide web. Instead, we are flooded with an abundance of unsupported opinions and unseen biases. At best, these unreasonably vocal opinions fog your thinking and prevent you from drawing your own conclusions. At worst, these assumptions mislead you with hidden agendas. What if these flaws were overcome and the promise of collective intelligence was realized? What if a platform digitized the arguments of the great minds of the world, including yours?
This is the premise behind the argument library, Goodpoint. An online community where you can write sensibly, share intelligently, and learn deeply on any topic that you wish. It’s not just social media—it’s a Social Intelligence™ platform. From deciding how you feel about global issues, to rethinking your problem-solving approach, to discovering new perspectives on your relationships, Goodpoint is built to be a digital expansion of your mind. Begin by storing your arguments and their underlying reasons, and then watch others transfer your arguments to their digital minds. Connect to others with a similar mindset, transfer ideas into your digital mind, and from there, evolve your arguments to create more interesting viewpoints.
Unlike social networking sites that are repositories of unorganized opinions, Goodpoint is an ”argument library,” designed to improve the way we collaborate, by separating sense from nonsense. Goodpoint requires that users identify when they are stating a fact versus sharing an opinion, it doesn’t allow opinions to support facts, and it lets ideas work like LEGO® bricks. These rules mimic our natural thought process, while giving readers greater transparency.
What is the value of this format? When you organize your views on Goodpoint, you’re staking your claim in an argument library forever. You no longer have the time pressure of social media, where practically everything you write will be obsolete in a few weeks. Goodpoint keeps arguments relevant for as long as they’re valid. Whether an argument is from yesterday or 10 years ago, if you think it’s valid, Goodpoint will help you present it to your network just the same.
Of course, you cannot have a Social Intelligence™ platform without the social aspect. By searching for the subjects and views that interest you most, you gain exposure to a network of minds with views that will enlighten you. Connect with any interesting user to evaluate their views and broaden your subject matter expertise. Evolve your own arguments, draw new conclusions, and share them with those you care about.
As the Goodpoint community grows, your access to this wealth of knowledge grows exponentially. You can further your own understanding of topics and trace the reasoning behind specific viewpoints. Share your thinking with the world and gain support as other users expand upon your arguments. Understand how and why your friends agree with what they do, and while understanding, gain greater awareness of your own thought process. Join Goodpoint and showcase your digital mind today.
The Goodpoint team is comprised of approximately 15 full-time and contract artists, engineers, scientists, writers, and researchers with backgrounds in software, finance, and the humanities.
Based in New York, New York, Goodpoint is owned by Icarus Lived Inc., a privately funded U.S. corporation. Goodpoint is a non-partisan, neutral platform meant for a mass-market audience to better understand the world.