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Ways to Support the Living Computation Foundation

The Foundation was incorporated in the Spring of 2020. Although we are still painting walls and unrolling rugs, we welcome your interest and offer our thanks for considering supporting our work.

Mindshare Support

If you get what we're talking about, the first and best thing you can do is talk about it too. Lots of folks understand that current-day computers are embarrassingly brittle and shockingly insecure, but far fewer are aware how deeply rooted those problems are in the foundations of computing, or that any alternative could exist.

If you got it, share it! Expect better from computing.

Computing R&D Support

The LCF research and engineering mission is focused on developing a whole new computational stack based on indefinitely scalable computer architectures and robust-first, best-effort computing. That is a big, hard job, and so far we are few. But day by day we are working toward a future of more robust and resilient — and decentralized and distributed — computational systems and societies.

If you are a software developer or a computer scientist or engineer or in related areas, and you might want to get involved, we welcome your interest! The technical work needed takes not just traditional computing skills but also the ability to think far beyond rigid and top-down deterministic computational models.

If this sounds interesting to you, consider exploring some of the T2 Tile Project videos, or try a tutorial or check out the code, or get in drop into the T2 Tile chat rooms and say hi. We are friendly!

Financial Support

Living Computation Foundation is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of New Mexico, USA. LCF is recognized as 501(c)(3) public charity by the IRS (EIN 84-5092300), so your donation to LCF is tax-deductible to the fullest extent under USA law.

For maximum giving efficiency, you can send a check to the LCF address below! (Although for maximum giving robustness, you might consider acquiring an LCF NERD Number as well!)

Exclusive LCF NERD Numbers

To folks that are in a position to donate $5 or more via Paypal to the LCF, we are offering as a thank-you our exclusive ‘LCF NERD numbers’. These exquisite, finest quality numbers are made from crisp and pure integers starting with 10, and then each is individually lex-encoded for long-lasting robustness. They are offered to supporters in sequential ascending order, one per Paypal account, based strictly on the recorded time ordering of the Paypal transactions. Once assigned, your LCFN will be sent to your Paypal email address with our thanks, but note that might take a few days ): because we process donations partly manually!

Though LCF NERD Numbers are non-transferable, they are good in perpetuity, for nerd cred bragging rights and nothing else.