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Global Village Construction Set - explained in a 2-minute video

GVCS in 2 Minutes from Marcin Jakubowski on Vimeo.

Welcome to the world of Open Source Ecology. See http://openfarmtech.org/weblog/2010/10/global-village-construction-set-g... ​ for the corresponding update. This is the best short video that we have published to date. We used this in our Buckminster Fuller Challenge application. Pass this on to your friends, and encourage them to subscribe to the True Fans - http://openfarmtech.org/index.php?title=True_Fans . We also engage in speaking tours - invite us and we'll expand your consciousness.

From their site:

We are developing the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – an advanced industrial economy-in-a-box that can be replicated inexpensively anywhere in the world. The GVCS is like a Lego set of modular building blocks which that work together for creating sustainable, regenerative, resilient communities.

Our goal is to eliminate the basic driving force behind resource conflicts. Our prototype village aims to demonstrate that we can create a complete economy from local resources on ~1000 acres via regenerative resource use – for ecological living with modern-day comforts, minus resource conflicts.

The GVCS provides people with technology to do more with less – to live a high quality life in ways that do not disrupt vital ecological support systems. By pushing the limit of resource use to the ability to utilize local resources via the use of high, appropriate technology – we can transcend the need for weaponry, to focus on ‘livingry.’ Key to this is the integration of open source methods – the methods of open, collaborative development that has already been demonstrated with open source software. We are extending this development model to hardware – and demonstrating ~8-fold cost reduction of resulting products. A global community of developers helps to produce designs, plans, and prototypes, until high-quality products, with improved performance compared to their industrial counterparts – are created at a fraction of the cost. ... (More).

Editorial Notes: Recommended by the people at Post Carbon Institute who write: "Frankly, this video BLOWS our minds.". -BA

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