Erik de Bruijn
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I like how you see personal fabrication as one of your infrastructural pillars. It would be mostly helpful once there are more of these villages, so that they can share the designs of their contemporary needs and start building a repository of tools and every-day objects that can be transfered easily. http://www.thingiverse.com is a RepRap originated site to share such designs. It already contains many objects that can be printed or laser/CNC cut, including a wire cutting machine, a peristaltic pump, a complete working lock, robot parts, and much more. Though I'd expect locks are not needed in a world of abundance and growing mutual trust. We should start up a design contest for useful tools! This way the world can contribute to this project with it's creativity in addition to financial support.
I'll be following your progress closely. It's amazing what you've done so far!
Erik de Bruijn http://blog.erikdebruijn.nl/