| ||Ask HN: How to change the world with no profit model|
21 points by tswicegood on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 17 comments |
|I just had one of those amazing ideas. You know the kind. Song birds sing a little louder (or maybe quieter in your perfect world). The sun always shines and it's 76º F with no wind. All after this idea is put into practice.|
Here's the hitch -- it'd be impossible to make money off of. Seriously. It's a decentralized system. I could position myself as a main aggregator, the go to source for information about this system, but by its very nature others could try to do the same.
So... to my question. Should you follow an idea that's literally world changing if you realize right up front that ever making money (not even a profit, just bringing money in the door) is, if not impossible, at least very hard?
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