meet people based on intellectual interests

In his 1971 book, Ivan Illich envisions a system from the future, with which intellectual matches between people happen in large cities. This is an implementation of that system.

To use:

1. Enter your email address, in which we will send the list of people interested in the same thing as you. This email address will remain private and will not be shared with anyone else.

(private email — how we contact you)

2. Enter a way for other people to get in touch with you. This could be an email address (the same or different than the one above) or a phone number or some other way. It has to be personal, ie. not corresponding to something that belongs to the group or is public.

This email address will be shared with people interested in the same thing as you.

(distributed email — how others contact you)

3. Enter a link which contains or presents or talks about a book, an article, a film, a podcast episode on which you seek a partner for discussion.

(thing of interest)

4. Click this checkbox to signify your agreement (a) that it is not our responsibility if the data we send you are problematic in any way and (b) that if you meet someone through 01z.co it is not our responsibility if their behaviour is problematic in any way.

(we cannot proceed unless this is fine)

Within a few days, you will receive a list of people (their names and ways to contact them) who have taken the same initiative. This list will enable you to contact them in order to arrange a meeting (online or offline) with persons for which they are exclusively known to you by the fact that they requested a dialogue about the same subject.

To clarify: we cannot guarantee that there are people who have taken the same initiative as you. In case there aren’t, we will not get in touch.

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