This is a fun web2.0 project. This is to create a "karma" tracking site. Where we use the word karma we simply mean the state of someones non specific spiritual well being, in a completely non religious way. THIS IS ABOUT FUN... The idea is that the user has an identity and a persona and starts off with a neutral persona and a little like "tamigotci" or an interactive smiley their online persona will mutate according to how they are in real life, people should come to see these creatures as friends or part of them selves like the "demons" in philip pullman books. There will need to be quite a lot of attention paied to how these creatures evolve as it needs to be as organic and varied as possible. They will also need to be interact with eachother and will be effected by the changes in "world karma" like a spiritual baromiter. Please note that this is not a hippy site, but more about fun, with a nod to "my name is earl" and just to give people a sense of the wider world.
People will log on and like an online confessional be able to confess their bad deeds or extole their virtues, this then needs to be put to a public vote. And the score processed, acording to the mean average score of the site to see what to program their creature with. It will not just be that score, on launch it will have things like, "what colour are you feeling" and the user selects from a colour chart as to their mood. People can also buy absolution by giving to charity so there has to be this facility also. The details we will go in to with successful bidders.
There will be many sections and hopefully sideways integrations, like hosting your "webpersonthing" in myspace and the like. needed in time but the most important thing at the moment is the algerithum for creating online "living" things, the database for users identity's and the voting system.
There is not much money for this project and this should be undertaken by someone who would like to take part ownership of this scheme which there is every possabiliy for as well as a small fee.