OSE Model of Change

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Meta Principles

  • Approach is material-based. Material needs are determined by one's self-esteem. At the first approximation, material needs are the same for people: x calories per day, a home, etc. Material needs diverge based on one's consciousness (Nathaniel Branden)
  • Economy follows provision of material security in the first approximation
  • Politics follow economy
  • Attempt to make a better world by prioritizing the political sphere is like - 'water will also each rock to make the Grand canyon). Material security must be addressed free of rat race and other obstructions to flow. Working on the material front s the most direct route.
  • Proving the efficacy of social change via material means would you nvolve creating a replicable village campus. If that becomes the new model of human settlements, istead of the cookie cutter suburbia, then we have proven the case. That indicates trillions of dolla s of economic value converts to regenerative settlements. This, what does this Village Campus look like from an operational point of view - with respect to feasibility of build, replicability, and 'market penetration' into the current world
  • In the new economy, home and work are the same. Our 'house-keeping', or economics - as that's where I he word comes from in Greek, is no longer separated from our house. Because of this historical separation between our house and our house-keeping - we have spawned genocides and ecocides.
  • It's time.frnregenerative house keeping, or regenerative economics.
  • Regenerative is easiest when it's in your backyard, as who.wants to.spoil their own back yard. We have direct feedback looks in what we do, and how that affects the environment. As a Chinese wise man once today me, if you go to bed with an itchy ass, you're going to wake up with smelly fingers.


Other Aspects


Approximately 80% of the world's geopolitics, politics, and economics are driven by the material economy, and 20% is software. The provision of material security to people remains one of the key challenges of humanity, and it is far from optimal. Most of resource conflictsis and disparity of wealth are grounded in the material economy. Thems that gots, gets.

Current understanding of human motivation is captured in Self Determination Theory. Yet most people are stuck in making a living instead of thriving via their capacity for self-determination.

OSE believes that the deepest kind of freedom relies on one's individual capacity to convert abundant natural resources to free themselves from material constraints. That is the basis for sound human relations - personally and geopolitically.

There is effectively no choice in today's economy when it comes to right livelihood. People are relegated to military and industrial slots which are based on continuing environmental degeneration and taking from the poorest.

To allow for a real option of right livelihood, a parallel, ethical, open source economy must be created. It is an economy beyond the fear of survival, made possible by unleashing access to learning and productivity.

OSE believes that the mass creation of right livelihood by distributive enterprise is a possible route to achieve the promise of self-determination, in harmony with natural life support systems, and to slay the Myth of Technology.

OSE also believes that mass production can not compete with open source (production). OSE has been demonstrating this with its Extreme Manufacturing Workshops. This concept has been theorized in the seminal book, The Second Industrial Divide, and initial evidence of feasibility was proven for the open source context by OSE. Specifically, see Ergonomics of Tractor Production.

To this end, OSE is developing open source machines of productivity that allow for the conversion of the current economy into an advanced civilization at an appropriate scale. Operationally, we develop machines, and produce distributive enterprises that allow for the distributed creation of wealth based on abundant resources. Otherwise, even Krypton depleted its resources and caused a Universal-scale war.


The concept of distributed economies is not new, but its execution is. Outside of OSE, we know of no other explicitly open source, distributive organizations operating at the level of distributing production. Some candidates such as OpenDesk, MIT FabLab, and WikiHouse have emerged.

Earlier Work