The Premier Star Citizen MetaOrg: Helping Orgs Work Together
Minimal Government * Free Trade * Meritocracy
The function of Cognition Corp is to provide individuals and small teams with an opportunity to lead large campaigns, access a large scale information network, and offer a multitude of support roles within a larger context of the game of Star Citizen. It is our mission to do so while also thriving in an environment of threats, both PvE and PvP. Our goal is to preserve the greatest amount of freedom for individuals while maintaining an effective, stable, and protective large-scale organization as the backbone of the group.
Cognition Corp should provide the strongest financial incentives for pro-social behavior between players of disparate star systems, politics, and social groups, and its collective ownership intends to act as a feedback loop of economic prosperity because of those incentives. Cognition Corp’s consensus model navigates between the Scylla and Charybdis of authoritarianism and democratic gridlock, and as the organization grows it allows for the whole group to take decisive action while preserving individual liberty at every increase in scale.
We believe that members and member organizations should be valued, and that Cognition Corp should demonstrate their value to them. We explicitly make no distinction between members based on race, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, and instead we make distinctions between members based solely on their individual and demonstrable merit.
We believe that the strongest organizations are highly aligned in their mentality but loosely coupled in their structure. We believe in delegating decision making to those demonstrating effectiveness and to discourage any unnecessary management. We believe in the practice of welcoming critical feedback, meaningful analysis, and improvement upon our processes, and then committing fully to an action after deliberation.
We believe that member representation matters, and that one can only be properly represented within a system that remains transparent and actively informs its members. We believe that effective leadership requires building trust through transparency, and that a good leader reciprocates this trust by delegating tasks to their members. We believe that members should be encouraged to pursue innovation by allowing room for calculated risks.
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2950.08.14: Connecting the Network Cognition Corp interview2949.03.03: initial ownership shares distribution event
2946.10.25: Cognition Corp podcast the Star Citizen NeuralCast debuts // (retired 2947.04.23)
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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.
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. The role of main members in Cognition Corp is to give those who haven’t found their ideal organization yet the opportunity to support and strengthen the efforts of our member organizations until they find their best fit.
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.
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. Shares are permanently owned, even if you leave Cognition Corp., and it will be possible to transfer them to others as you wish. The next scheduled distribution event for company shares will take place on March 2nd, 2025. To ensure you earn a bigger proportion of company shares, be sure that you are officially signed up as an affiliate member or main member of Cognition Corp on the RSI website and that you maintain social activity in our discord server.
The human brain is only equipped to maintain about 150 detailed interpersonal relationships on average. To scale the assessment of trust and reliability of group members well beyond that size, Cognition Corp.’s entire governmental system is built to maintain transparency in its power structure, and every member is given opportunities to earn their stake in the network through standardized and quantifiable merit.
An organization’s values are demonstrated by their members and their practices. We value behavior aligned with our company culture:
If this sounds like you, then you would thrive in Cognition Corp.
Cognition Corp makes an effort to identify potential leaders and give them opportunities for their talents. Our core values of leadership are as follows:
The level of leadership one desires should be in proportion to the level of work they are willing to commit themselves to as listed above.
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
Violations of our rules can result in temporary or permanent bans.
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.