“Everybody wants to be somebody.” (Damian Marley)
“I sometimes wonder if it’s true, that who is what and what is who.” (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Who am I? Who do I want to be? Who am I expected to be? Who do I appear to be? The answers to all these questions are endless. Or are they?
Any particular society, cultural era, or subcultural trend contains an exhaustive list of identities. The list is, first and foremost, limited and defined by language, traditions and laws. Many categories from that list end up becoming deeply rooted in our actual personalities. From this list, emerges a range of identities: “I am a mother/father/sister/brother.”, “I am a citizen of the US/Canada/Ukraine.”, “I am a farmer/blogger/lawyer/influencer.”, “I am a lord/king/prince.”, “I am whatever comes to mind…”
Sociologists and social psychologists have gotten themselves entwined in never-ending attempts to describe, explain and categorize our identities, our ascribed and prescribed statuses, and the roles they entail. Today in our complex society, we are dealing with even harsher conditions. Just add up all the nicknames, avatars and SM accounts to the more traditional kinship, workplace, class and status identities. Then, multiply your result by the level of subjectivity and the speed of social change. It gets rather difficult to answer the simple question of “Who am I?” A little remedy would do us some good.
Nimses offers that remedy: a comprehensive vision of how to reduce and optimize our identity mess. It is important to note that Nimses does not seek to erase the beautiful complexity of who and what we are today. Nimses simply presents some essential meta-order seasoned by a huge portion of freedom. This order consists of statuses, roles, and intersections between them.
There are two primary statuses available to anyone on Nimses: User and Human. ‘User’ marks a Nimses ID which has not yet passed verification. A User’s daily transactions are limited, and a User doesn’t have full access to Nimses platforms.
After receiving six or more verifications, a User becomes a Human. The Human status entitles the person with full access to Nimses and all of its platforms, the ability to achieve distinctive status within Temples, as well as the right to own dominims.
Soon after registration, each Nimses user automatically obtains citizenship in a Temple. Users gain the Citizen status which is bound to the Temple they spend the most time at. Any Citizen of any Temple can view content posted in any other Temple; however, it is only possible to be a Citizen of one Temple at a time. Every Citizen makes a daily contribution to their Temple Bank. The direct recipient of these contributions, and the owner of a Temple Bank is called a Temple Master.
Temple Master is another status within the Nimses ecosystem, available to those who take over Temples with the highest bid of dominims. A dominim is a higher asset of nims, a symbol of impact that allows Humans to capture value forever. A dominim can be obtained in exchange for 683 748 nims — a year of life in nims + 30%. A Temple Master is not required to be a Citizen of their Temple. Any Human who owns at least one dominim can become a Master of any vacant Temple. A full list of vacant Temples to choose from is available in the Temple Market.
On Nimses, fame and social impact no longer seem like ethereal concepts. Both can be measured in nominations. The Nimses crowd choose their own heroes — and nominates those worthy of higher statuses. Whether a charismatic personality or mesmerizing content, it’s the audience who decides what is worthy of a nomination, and what isn’t.
While any Human can take a shortcut to Master status by, say, purchasing a dominim, one can’t buy the love and admiration of others. Statuses of recognition — Persona, Indie, Angel, and Icon — can only be won alongside the hearts of other Humans. The logic of this new social hierarchy is incredibly straightforward: the more nominations one has, the higher one’s status is. The journey to Nimses fame begins with a Persona and ends with an Icon — the final and probably most desired status in the Nimses ecosystem.
Of course, we still do not actually know who we are and what we are going to be. Fortunately, Nimses adds some structure that is often absent in our real-virtual world. A general rule of thumb in Nimses is the following: “If you aren’t sure who you are, take comfort in just being Human.”