While I realize that, as has been pointed out, many of these suggestions have been tried in the past in one form or another, I find it very inspirational to see these ideas hashed out. It's a refreshing change from the conspiracism and empty speculation that tends to monopolize many of the discussions here in our humble little corner of the inter-tubes. I think it's worth remembering that a failed idea isn't always a bad idea. Sometimes a failed idea is just a poorly executed one. Or one which hasn't found its proper time and place.