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[liberationtech] Decoupling from current power structures

phryk input at phryk.net
Tue Jun 18 05:01:08 PDT 2013


I am pretty sure that I am not the only one thinking that we
(colloquially known as "we, the people") need to make ourselves
independent from current power structures ie. governments and
corporations.

Even if you are not an anarchist or similiar you will have to
acknowledge that a centralized government poses a single point of
failure. If the government collapses it's fuck-all for the people
living in that state.

At the most basic level what people need is food and shelter.

In our day and age the obvious way for giving *everyone* access to
something would be automation.

So, in essence, my question is this:

What efforts for automating the supply of food, shelter and other
things needed to be independent of our current, centralized, power
structures do you know of?


I know of the urban farming community but think they are a bit too
low-tech. Automated vertical farming[1] seems interesting, but I don't
know of any project trying to do this open-source or even just
proprietarily…

What seems very interesting in terms of shelter is a technology called
contour crafting[2] which was inspired by 3D-printing and could
revolutionize how we think about architecture.

Last but not least I know of the Global Village Construction Set[3]
which is a promising project, but seems to depend on classical,
inefficient, agriculture.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_farming
[2] http://www.contourcrafting.org/


Greetings,
	
	phryk



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