OpenSource project tools to build an entire nation from scratch without government intervention.

NurAzharNurAzhar Member Posts: 4
[Hardware]
Open Source Ecology an open technological platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small civilization with modern comforts.

http://opensourceecology.org/

[Software & paperwork]
Ethereum is a decentralized publishing platform featuring stateful user-created digital contracts and a Turing-complete contract programming language.

http://ethereum.org

[Land / real estate]
Seasteading is the concept of creating permanent dwellings at sea, called seasteads, outside the territory claimed by the government of any standing nation.

http://www.seasteading.org/

maybe I'm just too naive and optimistic?

Comments

  • JasperJasper Eindhoven, the NetherlandsMember Posts: 514 ✭✭✭
    You're idealistic, and i think that is great. After all, if your ideas of what is right doesnt cause you do do what you do, what does? Do mind that it is better to participate rather than just following these things.

    Note that the open source ecology thing is sort-of a subset of the openhardware, it is working from there adding the goal of creating a full set of amenities. Open source having basically succeeded in the software area. We just need a 'Apple libre distro' that aims at creating a just-works platform, and really entering peoples' awareness successfully as such, while staying libre.(and preferably, keeping a continuum between developers, power users, regular users)

    The 'software and paperwork' section is a bit critically dependent on security of computers. For me, that is the main issue i have for basing an entire nation on it. It would early on need a diverse range of security-oriented computers, and a community dedicated on keeping them secure.

    Btw, dont know as wel about seasteading, it is trying to isolate yourself from the outer world as opposed to solving problems there. I like the idea of charter cities, though. I kindah suspect perhaps Africans trying to go to Europe could instead populate a charter city. However, this is a big topic.. and the city would need a 'business model' of sorts..

    Finally, there is one thing missing, where are peoples heads at? I mean, mostly, people are already very particular kind of person, causing them to arive here. I like a lot of Russel Brands stuff on this. I kindah suspect that people might be more materialistic and stuck to current systems than you might think, and they might not be as amenable to intellectual persuasion as one would wish. Although i do think that the non-intellectual side of the state of our minds matters, I disagree with the idea that we can just tune in to some kind of level of being to create a new system. Creating a new system, you have to imagine, "now what if we send a horde of psychopaths in, where do they end up? What effect do they have?" That said, probably he is right not to go into that, i mean, if you go there, people will ask critical questions, many of which they should be asking about the current system as badly. Besides, he'd basically be asked to tell how an entire alternative works.

    (Oh right, also, aquaponics looks cool to me)
  • LMDLMD Member Posts: 2
    This is totally crazy and I love it. But you will need more than paperwork to run a nation. You need an entire political system if you don't want it to run into a complete mess of psychopaths as Jasper said
  • CubeSpawnCubeSpawn Member Posts: 33 ✭✭✭
    It may be worth your time to read through this project as well http://goo.gl/ItykjW
    It certainly addresses the hardware from a universal solutions approach.
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