Step 1 - The MIT Model

This is the first of 7 simple steps toward: (1) a big payday for YOU; (2) helping countless  disenfranchised victims; and (3) making charitable contributions in YOUR name to causes such as cancer research, disaster relief and rooting out corruption.  

This First Step involves . . .
Understanding How The M.I.T.
 Social Networking Model Was Born

Simply put, this model resulted from the efforts of a post-doctoral research team from M.I.T.  who participated in a  contest sponsored by the U.S. Pentagon.  The objective of this contest was to find ten red balloons -- I kid you NOT.  

While this may seem to be a silly contest, its underlying purpose and what was born from it carries great significance.  Appropriately, the serendipitous success realized from this event was covered in a Colbert Report interview with a member of the M.I.T. team, Dr. Riley Crane, which was obviously originally broadcast before May 2, 2011.

Although touched on in the above interview, it's appropriate to underscore the history behind what instigated this contest.  In 1969, the research arm of the United States Dept. of Defense, known as DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), created the technical core of what is the Internet of today.  

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this seminal achievement, DARPA sponsored a contest challenge in December 2009 to determine how quickly a populace could be mobilized through use of social networks to solve a problem of national scope.

The Contest
In sponsoring this contest, DARPA was interested in exploring the roles the Internet and social-networking can play in solving challenging time-sensitive problems through:
  • expedient communication;
  • accurate exchange of information; and
  • effective team-building.
A cash prize of $40,000 was to be awarded to the first to find 10 red weather balloons, each visible from nearby roads, and randomly placed at undisclosed locations throughout the United States.

Over 4,000 teams from around the world participated, and a six-member post-doctoral research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (the "MIT Team") won the contest by finding the 10 red balloons in just . . . 
8 hours and 52 minutes !

The Significance
The MIT Team's successful social networking experiment demonstrated how their incentives methodology using social networks (e.g., Facebook and Twitter) could be used for effective  problem-solving applications, most notably thorny problems that require thinking "outside the box" and pulling together many "pieces of the puzzle".  The resultant methodology does so because it . . .
Encourages Sharing Information
so those with
Relevant Knowledge
can be quickly
Identified and Engaged
Resolve Time-Critical Problems
Offering Incentives
Reward Those Who Help

The Relevance
Because so much money and franchise value is at stake in the MorganStanleyGate scandal, along with the reputations of people in positions of influence (many who have no business holding those positions), "the systems" originally established to protect the rights of US citizens have been rigged for profound failure in that they unjustifiably protect a corrupt few at the expense of oppressing a vast many.  So thinking "outside the box" and pulling together many "pieces of the puzzle" is the elixir necessary to resolve MorganStanleyGate once and for all.

And one only need to peruse the list of projects to understand the relevance of this initiative, and why its scope and magnitude suggest its resolution will likely help countless others.