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History

What is Cognition Corp?

Cognition Corp. is a social gaming community and politically neutral corporation in the universe of Star Citizen. We are member-owned and democratically-controlled.

Cognition Corp is primarily composed of independent groups and solo members. Our function is to provide individuals and small teams with an opportunity to lead large campaigns, access a vibrant information network, and offer a multitude of support roles within a larger context of the game. We believe that large networks are required for success in the macroeconomic scale of Star Citizen, but that smaller and more cohesive groups will be more effective at specific goals than large and monolithic empires.

Cognition Corp is a completely neutral organization so all in-game professions are acceptable in our network. Our organization is based on the idea that we are here to have fun and larger networks should provide more gameplay opportunities rather than restricting member occupations according to in-game politics.

Rank and Structure

Cognition Corp is an organization owned by its members. Every member gains company shares over time. Each company share gives a person a cut of corporate profits in the form of dividends, and the proportion of company shares owned by a member decides how much political influence that member holds when voting in Cognition Corp’s government. The voting system, therefore, is a weighted democratic process. Every member is granted a single vote in elections, and each rank confers an additional vote, for a minimum of 1 vote per member and a maximum of 6 votes per member.

Top 5% of Shareholders (★★★★★) = 6 votes
Between 5% and 15% of Top Shareholders (★★★★) = 5 votes
Between 15% and 30% of Top Shareholders (★★★) = 4 votes
Between 30% and 50% of Top Shareholders (★★) = 3 votes
Between 50% and 75% of Top Shareholders (★) = 2 votes
Bottom 25% of Shareholders (No Stars) = 1 vote

The next scheduled distribution event for company shares will take place on March 2nd, 2021.

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Artwork by Dan LuVisi and Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Manifesto

True Neutral

Cognition Corp is a neutral organization and does not restrict member occupations according to in-game politics. All professions are equally viable within our network and all member organizations have access to our coalition resources. Our mission at Cognition Corp is to allow for all occupations to become viable for groups of all sizes.

Cognition Corp has a strictly agnostic approach to direct conflict between our organization groups and members. As long as the conflict is within the context of game, involves no cheating, and does not destroy, harm, or hinder the operations of the network itself, then the dispute is expected to be resolved among the participants of the conflict.

Total Independence

We do not wish to absorb your smaller organization! We believe that groups which are more specialized and have experience together are better and more efficient teams. This is a casual gaming community and does not require setting Cognition Corp as your main organization. Main org status in Cognition Corp should be reserved for those who would prefer to work as a multi-skilled generalists or casual members of the network. Main members exist to support and strengthen the efforts of our affiliated organizations.

Meritocratic Governance

As a consensus model, Cognition Corp is a capitalistic meritocracy. Members are given a weighted democratic vote based on their merits helping others in the network. The government operates without a hierarchy in an almost completely ‘flat’ structure, which means that anyone willing to contribute can engage with others in their campaigns at any level.

Foundations of Economic Prosperity

Some networks promise to work as a cartel. Cartels artificially inflate costs at the benefit of themselves and to the detriment to everyone else, essentially institutionalizing inefficiency and antagonizing neighbors. Other networks are nothing more than a list of contacts with no cohesive plan. Our meritocratic governance promotes the best candidates for their profession, and our capitalist philosophy and macroeconomic goals encourage a healthy trading environment.

Charter

The Rules

  • No racism, sexism, ageism, or trolling
  • Respect the community and your fellow members
  • No griefing, cheating, or utilizing exploits
  • Do not spam promotions, sales, giveaways, or twitch streams
  • No tinyurls or other link shorteners
  • No spoilers

Violations of our rules can result in temporary or permanent bans.

What Level of Commitment Should I Expect?

Star Citizen is still in development! While we’d love to play some Arena Commander with you, your presence is not mandatory. We understand that not everyone has the ability or interest to game with us on a regular basis, and real life will always take precedence in Cognition Corp.