A Wishlist of Near-Death.com
Features to Fund
1. REDESIGN OF
NEAR-DEATH.COM: I would like to transform
the www.near-death.com site into a professionally
designed site complete with all the functionality
of most Web 2.0 sites. This means I need to convert
this HTML website into a website that is incorporated
into a content management system, such as Joomla,
or into another more powerful system that has more
extensions and addons. When a website is incorporated
into a content management system, it frees the webmaster
of the endless technical problems that often occurs
with regular HTML sites, and allows the webmaster
to focus exclusively on content. The reason this
site has not been regularly updated over the years
is because it has grown too large for me to maintain
which means I have less time to add new content.
A content management system will fix this problem
and allow me to add much more outstanding NDE content.
ETERNAL WEBSITE: I will not live
forever in this world, but I want the www.near-death.com
website to live long after I am gone. To achieve
this goal, I need to implement self-sustaining revenue-generating
functions to pay for such things as web hosting,
web services, maintenance, and a wishlist of new
Web 2.0 functionality. As of today, there are
practically no web services that offer such functionality.
I would like to develop my own eternal website plan
that includes "digital afterlife" components for
OF WEB DESIGN SERVICES: To provide
a quicker and more professional realization of this
wishlist, I would like to hire a web design service
to help me meet this goal.
(4) A NEWS
AGGREGATOR FOR NDE NEWS AND EVENTS:
I would like to build a comprehensive NDE "news
radar" composed of syndicated NDE-related news which
the public can freely receive by either email, website,
or newsreaders such as Google Reader. I also would
like to build a custom NDE newsreader for people
not familiar with newsreaders. The goal of such
a news rqadar is to provide the public with free
centralized tools for maintaining the highest possible
current awareness of near-death studies and NDE-related
UTILIZATION OF WEB SERVICES: Web services
provided by companies such as Amazon offer outstanding
functionality for websites including site storage,
site server, and other services. The web service
Amazon Glacier provides a very low cost storage
option based on its S3 storage solution. Amazon
CloudSearch provides basic full text search and
indexing of textual content. Amazon Elastic Compute
Cloud (EC2) provides scalable virtual private servers.
Amazon Product Advertising API allows webmasters
to search or browse Amazon.com's product catalog;
to retrieve detailed product information, reviews,
and images; and to interface with customer shopping
(6) A PROFESSIONAL
EMAIL NEWSLETTER SERVICE: With a
paid service such as Constant Contact, I would be
able to easily create professional newsletters and/or
zines in order to provide the public with free and
up-to-date information on everything near-death.
Such newsletter services are pay per month according
to the number of newsletter subscribers.
(The International Association for Near-Death Studies):
By partnering with IANDS, I plan to help fulfill
their mission to bring timely NDE research to the
LINK BLOGS: I envision building a
number of link blogs focusing specifically on various
NDE topics. For example, one link blog will contain
links of information specifically dealing with NDEs
and consciousness. Another link blog will contain
links of information specifically dealing with NDEs
and philosophy, etc. The number of link blogs I
build is largely limited to my imagination and,
of course, funds.
ARCHIVE OF NDE NEWS: For many years
now, a multitude of outstanding news articles about
the NDE have appeared only to disappear for one
reason or another. And, unfortunately, I do not
have a good system to capture and maintain an archive
of past NDE news. I would like to develop such an
archive that scrapes the Internet for these articles
to store them for safe keeping.
NDE EBOOK LIBRARY: There is a multitude
of free ebooks on the Internet about the NDE. I
would like to centralize them into a searchable
library database, categorize them, and make them
more easily accessable to the public. As for the
NDE ebooks available on the Internet for purchase,
a separate database can be created to categorize
and centralize them as well.
NDE MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY: There is also a
multitude of multimedia files about the NDE on the
Internet including video, audio, podcasts, images,
animation, and interactive content forms. I would
like to centralize them into a searchable library
database, categorize them, and make them available
to the public.
(12) A MOBILE
WEBSITE: With the explosion of electronic
mobile devices these days, webmasters around the
globe have been scrambling to create a mobile version
of their website to meet the demand for this audience.
The technology used to accomplish this task is relatively
new and expensive. But mobile devices are the way
of the future and I would like the www.near-death.com
site to have a mobile version to meet the demand.
NDE EXPERT BLOGGING NETWORK: In the
tradition and business model of the great Huffington
Post, I envision building a centralized network
of blogs where NDE-related experts, organizations,
websites, etc., are able to post whatever NDE-related
information they have available. This means attracting
such NDE experts and organizations by giving them
incentives to post on the network such as the promotion
and marketing of their ideas, products and services.
ARCHIVE OF NDE SCHOLARLY RESEARCH: The
time has come to build a free and open access online
NDE library that would centralize NDE resources
from the Library of Congress, Google Scholar, WorldCat,
Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, and many other excellent
sources. Such a library could become a MEGA-resource
of NDE-related scholarly communication much of which
will be free.
NDE CONTENT CURATION PLATFORM for the e-discovery
and organization the massive amount of NDE information
scraped from the Internet and Deep Web.
NDE STATISTICS: This website contains
hundreds of NDE testimonies and I plan to analyze
them and develop important statistics regarding
them such as the percentage of NDEs involving time
travel, telepathy, teleportation, out-of-body perception,
prophecy, and much more.
SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF NDE TESTIMONY (comprehensive)
scraped from the Internet including testimonial
CREATION OF NDE TOPICAL PORTALS for easy
access to NDE category information.
(19) An NDE WIKIPEDIA:
When it comes to parapsychology, it is no secret
that the editors of Wikipedia are "stacked" in favor
of the pseudo-skeptics. So I envision building a
wiki devoted to supplying the public with UNBIASED
NDE INFORMATION that includes true skeptical input
without the psuedo-skepticism. Along with building
an NDE wikipedia site, an NDE wikisource can also
be built, as well as an NDE wikidictionary, an NDE
wikiversity, an NDE wikiquote, etc.
INTRANET where visitors to this website
can customize and maintain a "My Near-Death" personalized
COMPREHENSIVE NDE LINKS DIRECTORY: I
plan to add a links directory based on the Open
Directory Project to create a "Near-Death Directory"
of the Internet. I also plan to implement a social
bookmarking function to publish my extensive IE
NDE PODCAST PLATFORM to stream the audio
files from the internet.
FAQ DATABASE based on frequently asked
questions that people email to me.
NDE SOCIAL FUNCTIONALITY: Chat Rooms,
NDE Forums, and an NDE Community network.
SOFTWARE for tracking NDE-related conferences,
webinars, talks, and events.
VIDEO CONFERENCING SYSTEM to stream NDE-related
PROFESSIONAL ONLINE NDE STORE: I
plan on building the first online e-commerce store
containing free and paid products of every imaginable
type concerning the NDE from as many sources as
possible. For example, an online store could be
built which provides digital NDE products of every
format including PDF, MP3, PPT, EXE, DOC, XML, etc.
for immediate downloading. It would also function
as a central marketplace for NDErs, NDE researchers,
and NDE enthusiasts to buy and/or sell their own
NDE products and services.
SOFTWARE for NDE related online auctions,
catalogs, billing systems, and classified ads.
SYSTEMS FOR NDE DOCUMENTS such as educational
documents, courses, FAQ, knowledgebases, user input
WEB DESIGN SOFTWARE for building high-quality
NDE websites, blogs, portals, wikis, feeds, and
MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE for backup, link management,
site monitoring, site security, site statistics,
and error handling.
RELATIONS SOFTWARE for advertisements,
affiliate programs, customer relations, form management,
and social networking.
INDEXING SOFTWARE for every word of the
entire www.near-death.com website be indexed for
and SURVEY SOFTWARE for conducting professional
NDE HELP DESK for near-death experiencers
seeking help anf information.
CUSTOM NDE SEARCH ENGINE for finding NDE
resources on the Internet.
CUSTOM SITE SEARCH ENGINE for the www.near-death.com
FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR:
Because this website is frequented by people from
many different countries and languages, adding language
translation to this website would make it easier
for non-English visitors to enjoy this website.
The best language translator tool is from Systran.
PROFESSIONAL SITEMAP AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM:
There are more sophisticated sitemap software available
to automatically create a better site map than the
one I currently have.
NDE CONTENT: Because I have spent
that last several years focused mainly on the technical
aspects of my website and newsletter, I will soon
be able to focus once again on adding more NDE testimonies
and research once all the above technology is implemented.
A lot of people have been asking me why I haven't
been adding new NDE material.
NDE RESEARCH CONCLUSIONS: I have
new NDE research conclusions that I want to add.
Some of them are: Physics, Abortion, Angels, Animals,
Capitalism, Marriage, Dreams, Prayer, Sex, Suicide,
Barrier, Return to body, After-Effects, and Missions.
NEW EXPERT PAGES: I want to add expert
web pages for the following NDE researchers: Bruce
Greyson, Peter Fenwick, Sam Parnia, Pim Van Lommel,
and Karl Jansen.
TUTORIALS: I have accumulated a wealth
of information for anyone wanting to have a website
or blog. I plan to freely publish my webmaster resources
on my website to help others do what I am doing.
I have invested a lot of time and money to learn
my webmaster skills and I plan to freely share it
all. Included will be my recommendations for building
and maintaining a website and/or blog.
BROKEN LINKS: I have a large number
of links on my website and a certain percentage
of them are broken and don't work. I would like
to use professional link-fixing software to use
to fix all the broken links on my website.
GRAMMAR AND TYPO PROBLEMS: Typos
and grammar errors are the bane of all webmasters.
I know that my website is full of them and I finally
found an excellent grammar checker which I plan
to find and fix all typos and grammatical errors.
Whitesmoke software is the best grammar checking
EMAIL, DOWNLOAD WEB PAGE FUNCTIONALITY:
A method to allow visitors to be able to print all
the web pages on this website from printer-friendly
NDE VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM based on NDE
Thank you once again for
Peace and Light,
and the Afterlife