Balaji Proposal

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Executive Summary

OSE is working on open source blueprints for civilization. The current phase is product release of the Seed Eco-Home 2, a 1000 sf, site-built starter home with 5kW of PV - that is built 36x faster than standard site-built homes at half the cost of typical new construction. The product cost is under $150k (see first column) for the 1000 sf model, and $192k for the 2000 sf model. This is a 'Sustainable enterprise cost' - which includes 25% profit to enable scaling based on the competitive nature of the product in the marketplace. The design is open source DIN SPEC 3105 compliant, and fully digital - designed for Distributed Market Substition.

The critical missing link to Seed Eco-Home scaling is integrated build skills. We are starting an apprenticeship program for integrated builders, such that cohorts of 24 builders complete a new house in 5 days. We have already built 2 partial prototypes on this time scale, and have now included all the interior finishing. This is accomplished by Module-Based Design and using OSE's innovative modular, swarm build techniques (Extreme Manufacturing). Each cohort takes 6 months to learn an integrated skill set from foundation to utilities and PV. This workforce constitutes an enterprise module which can produce a minimum of 50 houses/year with $1M minimum net revenue. The key to effective training is a rapid learning infrastructure of digital mixed-reality tools - given the wide scope of skills required to integrate the build process from its current, highly inefficient state. This includes full LOD 500 CAD, augmented and mixed reality training, physical rapid learning infrastructure based on prepared rapid-learning assemblies/house modules; Design Guides for the Seed Eco-Home, Aquaponic Greenhouse, Edible Landscaping, and PV systems for single family housing up to planned unit developments; Design software for the Seed Eco-Home + exhaustive part libraries and BOM generators. The curriculum will included not only the Builder Track, but also a Designer Track, Enterprise Track, and Machine Builder Track. One of the keys to effective learning is the Design Guides - showing not only the theory of design, but practice leading to actual, collaborative, open development designed for Distributive Enterprise which produces competitive products. Our program does not segregate by class, but instead solves the political divide by integrated learning where psychosocial integration towards the art of possibility is inherent to curriculum design. The product itself lends itself well to the creation of an economic base and technical execution capacity for the world's first Network State, building on technology integration of the Global Village Construction Set.

The above program is intended cross-subsidizes OSE's completion of the GVCS by 2028, enabling the creation of advanced civilization on any parcel of land, from basics such as solar steel, concrete, and hydrgen up to modern semiconductor production - at a total development cost of $50M (at current estimates). $3M has been committed to development since 2008 in a bootstrapping approach, and the current Seed Eco-Home Enterprise is the culmination of this work. The current status involves building 3 Seed Eco-Homes in the St. Joseph, MO , area in December 2022. This is to prove the economic model baseline (an Enterprise Module based on 24 person build teams) as a foundation for an apprenticeship program. This is to prove the expected 5 day/$25k minimum net revenue per build. Once successful, our goal is 300 nodes (Core Enterprise Modules) replicated to transform builder education. Our goal is $300M net within 3 years, demonstrating for the first time the yet-undelivered power of open hardware.

We are applying for a $4M ARPA grant (due October 29, 2022) dedicated to curriculum development of the Rapid Learning Infrastructure described above. We are looking for $1M matching funds required by the program. Reaching out through the startup world attempts to combine government funding with real open enterprise development.