[link] Reality Show ‘Utopia’
The TV series ‘Utopia’ just started.
“The series follows a cast of 15 men and women who are placed in isolation and filmed twenty-four hours a day for one year. The cast must create their own society and figure out how to survive. The series will be shown twice a week, but there will be online streaming 24⁄7 with 129 hidden and unhidden cameras all over the Utopia compound. The live streams will begin on August 29, the day when the 15 pioneers will enter Utopia. Over 5,000 people auditioned for the series. Every month three pioneers will be nominated and could be sent back to their everyday lives. The live streamers will decide which new pioneers get their chance to become Utopian.” (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_(U.S._reality_TV_series))
Since every month new ‘pioneers’ will be introduced, you can still audition for the series; here’s how: http://www.utopiatvcasting.com/how-to-audition. I would love to see a well-trained rationalist teaching “the world” some applied rationality principles, and I think this TV show would be an excellent medium to reach the “average person”. It would also be nice to see someone explaining what Utopia means to a transhumanist. Let us know if you apply.