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About me:The goal of Open Source Ecology is to build tools for replicable, open source, modern off-grid resilient communities. The means of achieving that is an ecology, or ecosystem, of open source hardware and permaculture that works as an interconnected ecological whole to provide all needs - the Resilient Community Construction Set. However, the name implies much more than technology - for technology is merely a basis upon which social organization can happen, in harmony with its natural life support systems. The real issue then emerges - the possibility of unprecedented quality of life for all. The basic assumption is that humans are capable of transcending the struggle for survival and resource conflicts, where this preoccupation is replaced by higher pursuits of personal and societal evolution.
To see our latest progress visit the Factor e Farm Weblog.
Factor e Farm is the land-based facility where we put the theory of Open Source Ecology into practice. Factor e Farm is not a factory farm. Why e? It is a transcendental number. We aim to transcend. We push towards open source. Factor 10 reduction in price. Or at least e. Ten times cheaper means ten times the freedom. It is Factor e improvement in quality of life. It is technology for ecology. Agricola sum. We are farmer scientists - working to develop a world class research center for decentralization technologies.
We started with raw land. We paid our last electricity bill three years ago. We are getting our power from waste vegetable oil and the sun. We drink pure free rain water. We grow most of our food. We are free. Welcome to our life. We want to help others do the same. Decentralization. Regain control of your life. Be your own boss. Evolve to freedom.
Our challenge is to see how far we can reach into human prosperity on a small scale. Can we create an advanced, largely self-sufficient 'civilization' on the scale of villages or farmsteads? Have we overlooked something? If so, what else is needed? Could this have the potential to transform the world? If so, would you support it?
Read more about the project at the Open Source Ecology Development Wiki and follow the latest events at the blog.
If you like what you read here please consider supporting Open Source Ecology through volunteering, spreading the word, or donations.
Who I'd like to meet:Integrated Humans dedicated to evolving to freedom.
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." -- Robert A. Heinlein
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio