Integrated Design 101

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Lesson: OSE Specifications

The ose paradigm is literally a new operating system for earth: how we interact, how we create, and how we engage in scientific and cultural progress in civilization. The value system of ose builds upon a number of known principles, which are integrated into a coherent whole based on proven best practice. This survey goes through some of these principles, and the values and principles that inform this mental model. By injecting an overview of the historical evolution of humanity, we explore how we select principles that are most consistent with human prosperity and progress, and how we codify these into actionable specifications for designing new products, infrastructures, and institutions of civilization.

Lesson: Breaking the Iron Triangle

Lesson: Transforming Design

  • Design is carried out by proprietary teams competing for a share of the pie. The new paradigm involves enlargement of the pie by everyone collaborating to obtain better results. This lesson discusses the mechanics of how such a transformation could take place by citing examples of current paradigms and how a different way of thinking would alter these paradigms. We then quantifies the potential cost reduction, reduction of effort, and quality improvements to be expected - and implications for general improvement in life satisfaction and improved mental health of the population. Several examples are presented across the world for housing, agriculture, cars, spaceships, and semiconductor plants. Conclusions are drawn regarding potential application to universal basic assets, democratic governance, eradication of resource conflicts, and creating a world where nobody is left behind.

Lesson: Swarm Collaboration

  • Swarms allow for scalable on-demand production, and are thus important for resilience and antifragility. We delve into the mechanisms by which such collaboration can happen, to reduce effort, improve social relations, and inhance learning. We examine the limits of production and scalability and modular breakdown, in terms of how increasing complexity is managed without collapsing the whole system. We explore how such a process can be kept transparent and manageable while increasing the number of participants, and we cite several examples of how such a paradigm could be applied to solving formerly intractable problems.