Futureland support packs

Futureland is a new way to learn anything. It is a set of tools designed to help you learn a new skill by creating something every day for a year. Currently invite only.



Today I am officially launching Futureland support packs. These packs are a way for existing users to provide optional support to the project's development. Packs contain things like limited apparel and unique perks. This writing will explain how support packs work and outline the contents of each pack.

3d models created by Matt Anningson

There are currently three different ways to support Futureland. One pledge and two packs. Each level of support includes a different configuration of apparel and perks:

thank_you $20
Futureland is currently entirely created and supported by internetVin. This is a $20 pledge to show you care.
early_pack $120
  1. Limited long sleeve tee with Futureland logo in 3M reflective vinyl
  2. Pack icon displayed on your profile to recognize you for early support
  3. Discounts and early access to the next version of Futureland
forever_pack $400
  1. Limited long sleeve tee with Futureland logo in 3M reflective vinyl
  2. Pack icon displayed on your profile to recognize you for early support
  3. Life time access to all future versions of Futureland

Profile icons

With the launch of support packs, I am starting to experiment with unique icons on Futureland profiles depending on a user's experiences and actions in Futureland. For example, an icon can be displayed on a user's profile if the user has successfully completed a Futureland project. In the case of support packs, profile icons are used to recognize Futureland's earliest supporters.

Futureland Longsleeve Tee 3M reflective

The launch also represents the beginning of Futureland's experimentation with apparel. Users who support Futureland through the early_pack and the forever_pack will receive a limited longsleeve tee with Futureland branding in official 3M reflective vinyl.

Why optional support packs?

Futureland has demonstrated that it can be an effective tool for someone to learn new skills and stick to long term projects. I receive positive feedback on this project every day. But can Futureland continue to sustain itself? At this point, Futureland is entirely created and supported by me.

I started to wonder, how Futureand could ask for support in a way that (1) was respectful of early user support through their time and energy. And (2) recognizes that Futureland is still very much a product in development and therefore should not be priced like a final product.

The solution I came to was this concept of optional support for existing users. If users want and are in a position to support Futureland, they can. I created a few different methods to do that. Some are simple like a $20 pledge and others include cool products like a limited full-sleeve Futureland tee.

I will always be experimenting with new ways to sustain and expand Futureland while being respectful to its earliest users. The vision is to create a tool that makes it a little easier for any one on Earth to learn anything.

How can I purchase a support pack?

Currently support packs are only available to existing Futureland users. When a user publishes an output to Futureland, Otis will ask the user if they want to support. If a user is already supporting Futureland, Otis will not ask.

What is a Futureland project?

A Futureland project is a commitment to learn a new skill by creating something every day. People from all over the world are using Futureland to learn new skills and stick to long term projects. Some of the disciplines being explored on Futureland include: architecture, music production, game development, visual art, visual fx, 3d modeling, machine learning, computer programming, computer science, violin, guitar, poetry, photography, pixel art, dance, singing, electronics and more.