My friend Kent Kemmish, at Halcyon Molecular, has offered to put up $50 for someone who does the best animated flash version of Nick Bostrom's classic essay "The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant" (German version). Let's say that the challenge stands for one month, until August 7th.
My other friend Kevin Fischer is also putting in $50 for a total of $100.
Would anyone else be interested in adding to that purse? We probably need to boost it by a few times to make this happen.
Kent Kemmish initially put in $50.
Kevin Fischer put in $50.
Luke Parrish put in $50.
Steve put in $50.
Christopher Hamersley put in $50.
Lincoln Cannon put in $50.
Didier Coeurnelle put in $200.
The purse is now at $500.
Kickstarter won't work because it has to be created by the person who does the project, and they are encumbered by having to promise deliverables. Both of these do not apply in this situation.