Responsible Utopia v1

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  • Base on the OSE Campus but inclusive, to the point that it's a model for setting up any high performance campus or any community in the world. Ie, a replicable model for the rapid learning required to build the next civilization, bypassing bureaucracy and the competitive waste of society, which currently hampers evolution of society and is responsible for current polarization via bad AI (polarizing social media). Albeit any community will have Structural Governance that allows uplift from Good to Great as much as is pallatable.
  • Cost of living is free to those participating, at an exchange rate of 4 hour of work per week in some form of productive activity. Note similarity to Tim Ferriss and the 4 Hour Workweek. This is for the OSE Campus version, which requires nominally 8-12 years of training to 'post-doc' equivalent. People take on real issues while maintaining an economy of utopia on site.
  • The enabler is a degenerate, modular, open tech base. For example, there are only 4 screw sizes - 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1" in a highly degenerate v1 that build everything from microchips to spaceships. We move on to no more complexity, until we optimize for high degeneracy in a modern standard of living.
  • Community probably peaks at 2400 people for providing all of modern civilization. About 240 people work in technology including basics such as materials and agriculture. They are highly skilled, at the level of the 'post-doc' practitioner.
  • What is the very base at various scales? This means for 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, etc. Where a team of 12 is required for one basic enterprise:
    • Seed Eco-Home. With rebar, concrete, PV, CEB, wire, 3D printing, and that's it for free. Must throw in the perennial polyculture nursery as base of food infrastructure, including evolution of the food system to perennial robustness. Highest tech here is C02 heat pumps and thermal storage.
    • Distillation of wood to fuels via charcoal.
    • Tractors and machines. For construction, agriculture, utility, and materials such as chewing rocks and wood. Solar-powered Charcoal pellet combine, for the fuels
    • Concrete, steel, aluminum, zinc is mastered. ZA for hydraulics, electric motors. Steel for pistons. Wire, rod fro CNC stock.
    • Plastic 3DP - building materials, 100% recycling on site. Automated casting forms from plaster premix, induction furnace, and welt into the form, which is preheated to drain the form material.
    • Phase 2:
      • PV Panels - addition of sand refining to silicon and tempered glass. EVA production. Gets into recycled glass.
      • Hydrogen. Cleaner fuel, at much higher yield per acre. See Farm Yields Per Acre.
  • We set up the Rapid Learning Facility that can unjob the local participants immediately, at a cost of $10k for buying out at the bottom for the education program. Financial assistance by Tom's Shoes 2-for-1 mechanism, where once trained, you can produce.
  • The $10k may be the RLF fee. As you get certified, we hire. We can float the RLF fee, with payments taken out of peoples' pay.
  • SEH operation can absorb all the materials from the local community to eliminate marketing. Collaborative quality control - guaranteed. That's by Structural Governance of proper plant/facility.
  • Local community requires a production quota or HOA fees [1] otherwise.


  • Ethylene and vinyl acetate are needed.
  • Natural gas from wood distillation.
  • Ethylene from cracking natural gas
  • Ethylene + acetic acid turned to vinyl acetate with palladium catalyst
    • Iron-Aluminum may replace palladium catalyst [2]
    • Palladium catalyst amount produces 10x its weight of monomer at $40/g of palladium. [3].
    • Catalyst has about 1% precious metal, say 10 grams per kg of catalyst. Thus, if we want to make 1 kg of vinyl per hour, we need 100 grams of palladium. [4], or $4k in palladium catalyst. Hmm. Basics are 9000 kg of vinyl per year at this rate - at a cost of $4k in catalyst. But catalyst should live for ever in principle. Payback time for catalyst in small production appears to be about 1/2 year.
    • EVA on panels is total thickness of 1 mm, or about 200 g. Enough EVA in 1 year for 45,000 PV panels. About 1500 homes at the 6 kW system size.

Rapid Learning and the Creation of the Next Civilization

  • Overload, polarization, Hardwiring Happiness are all challenging as the software in our heads needs an update since about 25 million years ago [5] when the neocortex was born in humans.
  • The route must be the RLF - which is a training/demo facility - but allows for rapid getting up to speed in no time.
    • It is an attractor, because of its promise of effective learning.
  • Cost - each bay would be $10k materials, one year of top talent design. So we really need to pay for the builders of the infrastructure, then it becomes exciting for participants to be self-taught in such an infrastructure.
  • This could evolve to the replication model: the problem is lack of integrated skill set, which is really the product of 8 years of 4 in culture and 4 in design. The only way we can accelerate this learning is with top notch curriculum that instead of 1 month to build something - takes 1 day - while making the person feel like they did it all themselves. Thus, a crew of people is inserted into a self-learning environment like in the NoVo Rapid Learning Facility - which must be the base of any hardware infrastructure for sustainable living. Thus, reframe the learning infrastructure as the same infrastructure necessary for bringing any functioning community up top speed on the philisophy and technology of abundance - whether it's the Apprenticeship community or people who want to 'buy out at the bottom'. This means 2 distinct customer types: people who move on to become open source ecologists, and those who buy out at the bottom as a means to promote a life of higher purpose. For those happy with the rat race, they are not good customers but it is likely that the buy out at the bottom lifestyle will dominate because various parasitic economic behavior will be rooted out as there are no longer people who are desperate to make a living while compromising their own well-being. Thus, we level the playing field, end parasitic economics (flood of money to the top), provide more purpose to people, and gain a foothold in regenerative economics. It seems that the 1 square mile open sector enterprises could be a perfect base for this, with Phil's nuts as a great nucleus where such an operation could replicate. First we do Maysville, planning out an infrastructure for the school (which can begin attracting top talent) as a viable sister city to a city next door (school + community) - where by creating the sister community we prove the usability of our work in the mainstream world. This would be a proof of relevance of our work - thereby distributing wealth/knowledge more widely, and leveling the playing field, and ending the political division. The governance of the Sister City would have to be developed - if not a 'campus' - what is it? Ecoindustrial park?
  • The RLF turns immediately to the possibility that you build your own tractor in 1 day - the key modules are there, and the actual fab labor is minimal. Literally the promise of life-size legos is realized. The same applies to any technology whatsoever - pending transition of that technology into an open source digital twin.
  • RLF contains design capacity - remotely done - and you can do print jobs in house. 3DP, CNC cut, CNC mill with 3" round stock, are standards. Automated 3DP to ZnAl casting.
  • Remote control - you can log in to our side, and operate machines via remote control over the entire facility to grow food, make fuel, make concrete, steel, CEBs, etc.