OPEN 2020 Fringe - Propose a session
Want to run a session at OPEN 2020 online? Here's what you need to know...
Poll Created Wed 27 May 2020 11:23AM
Bristol Pay - a possible future for local currencies Closed Sat 30 May 2020 11:03AM
Thanks for your interest. I'll set up a Zoom on Friday 12th at 2pm as part of the Fringe event.
The session will start with a whistle stop tour through the history of the Bristol Pound and the learnings we have gained from running the UK's largest local currency for 8 years.
Then we'll move onto the development of our ideas for a new approach to helping the economy to transition to be greener, fairer and stronger, which we're calling Bristol Pay.
The new platform will combine an e-wallet system for normal sterling transactions, and token schemes. The e-wallet itself will create some benefits, such as a more accessible solution for digital money for those excluded by the banks, as well as ensuring that any surpluses created from transaction charges can be ploughed into local environmental and social projects. Tokens will be the main way that the platform creates impact though, with two main use cases - a) as a medium of exchange to support LETS and timebanking, and b) as a reward scheme for engaging people in activity that will help to address climate change. the social care crisis, air quality etc... We'll talk about the concerns we're uncovering as we develop this work, and the next steps we're taking.
Attendees will get an honest and open reflection of some of the pitfalls in currency design. It will be pitched such that anyone can engage with it who has even the slightest interest in local currencies and their potential.
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16 of 169 people have voted (9%)
Poll Created Thu 28 May 2020 10:36PM
Distributed Autonomous Agroforests Closed Sun 31 May 2020 10:01PM
Dear participants. I just finished the presentation and I really hope to meet you all in this session. I am going to schedulle it for sunday june 7th at 3 pm CST. I have posted the presentation on youtube, divided in 2 parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TagESMrvy9c&feature=youtu.be
I count on you to watch the video before the session so we use it most for discussion, Q&A and planning next steps. Seeya!
Zoom address: Topic: Diogo Jorge's Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 7, 2020 05:00 PM Sao Paulo
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Meeting ID: 768 4932 2336
The session will start with a 15 min presentation about the concept created after 6 months interaction of the hub Joint Agroforest Ventures. A way to kickstart basic cooperation initially with training and education, using small peri urban lots collectively managed with agroforestry under a lease contract. From that baseline we will present a model of platform divided in 6 sectors namely:
- White sector: IT
- Yellow sector: Finances/Common administration
- Blue sector: Law/Arbitration
- Red sector: Marketing/Communication
- Green sector: Agroforestry development
- Orange sector: Culture/Tourism/education
The model will provide our view on how the different stakeholders can collaborate on supporting autonomous learning sites and have their collaboration fairly rewarded using blockchain technology. The second half of the session will be devoted to answering questions of the attendants and to propose next steps.
Explaining for five year olds:
- Hey kids, how are you all tonight? How about we try to imagine a place, not necessarily urban because of the high prices, but periurban, because nowadays many have cars. Imagine it full of trees and swings, fruits, picnics, friends, celebration and teamwork? Lets imagine we want to create all of that, how would be the first step. How could we do that? How about we find people with land to offer, and connect them to people wanting to regenerating it? Well, It has a lot of sectors, is a bit complicated to organize, but it all started with one small step. This small step is the educational model agenda. Education in agroforestry.
Education to secure food and seeds and to train agroforest enterpreneurs away from academia. Making a collective action research, securing food, seeds and knowledge. With this principle taken care of new stages of organization and creativity will emerge, new ventures, new contracts, new tools, etc. Now imagine hundreds of these places sharing designs, machinery, infrastructure, logistics, production, celebrations...
Here in Brazil feels like it is happening, many collectives, many middle class people from different backgrounds wanting to learn. There are so many great governance tools today that allow us to do it. Im not used with all of them, but I do this "governance of the lot" with the groups I facilitate, and thats why I know it is doable. Hope it is a little clearer now, it was first commented on this thread: https://www.loomio.org/d/LJvFktsl/comment/2260643?utm_campaign=discussion_mailer&utm_medium=email&utm_source=comment_replied_to I will leave with a 12 min documentary that pictures a little of the agroforest movement that is going on here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPNRu4ZPvE&t=328s
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15 of 184 people have voted (8%)
Fri 29 May 2020 4:31PM
I'm honestly not sure I understand what this is. Can you try to add an "explain-like-I'm-five" for outsiders? I'm voting yes regardless, because I'm intrigued by the phrase "autonomous learning sites"!!!
Poll Created Tue 2 Jun 2020 2:30PM
I think we have a problem! Closed Fri 5 Jun 2020 2:02PM
I seems that proposal was far from being clearly stated. My bad. Sorry for that. :)
Maybe just an answer to the question posted.
If you take any of the words from set 2 you end up dead, sooner or later. From natural causes. Nothing you can do.
Any word in Set 1 is just a figment of our imagination. They do not exist. They are there only because we "believe" that to be "true". We take them for granted.
Yet for each and every word/concept in this set1 there are thousands or even millions of people dead. We are killing each other because of a dreamed up concepts. Concepts that we take for granted and do not think about them at all.
Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a problem. And it is not the kind that “Huston” can solve. “Huston” is a big part of a problem.
We have a problem, for almost everybody on this planet believes in some general, almost sacred truths that run this “civilisation”. The things that we take for granted, not thinking about them at all.
Yet, it might be that precisely such things - mind-frames we depend on, things we just assume - could and do hinder paths to a solution. What if there is another perspective? Another interpretation of “some facts of life” that we all take for granted, that rule our lives so much, that we can not fathom anything beyond? What if these granted things, these truths carved in civilisation’s stone are just a kind of religion, based on irrational belief?
What about - lifting this veil of some of the “things we take for granted” just to rattle the things up a little? We might find something useful. I am not going to talk about general things. Will talk about things, we all think about when searching for answers, like "new economy", values, purpose.... I do not pretend that I have all the answers. But maybe there are some “more proper” questions to be asked? You know, like: “Right question is already a half of an answer.”
It is all about hidden assumptions we have. When thinking about the problems, solving them, we are not aware of those hidden assumptions. And some of them are quite erroneous.
Here's little bit of a teaser.
We have two sets of words. We all - more or less in a same way - understand the words and contexts they represent when thinking about them. Here they are:
socialism, communism, economy, money, price, state, banks, corporations, cooperatives, law, constitution, state borders…
sustenance, food web, ecosystem, observing, being mindful, copying, teaching, scientific method…
The question is: "What is the major difference between contexts these two sets represent?"
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3 of 185 people have voted (1%)
Poll Created Tue 2 Jun 2020 9:14PM
Turning Our World Into An OASIS using NextGen Technology Closed Tue 9 Jun 2020 9:02PM
The objective of the proposed session
The objective of the session is to explain the concept behind U.C Systems.
U.C Systems is a non-profit organisation. This platform is currently made up of two sub-Platforms. Our World & The BEB (Built Environment Blockchain).
We have created a public umbrella company to provide all companies who share the same values and who share the same values and align with the core beliefs, can each plug in, connect, and work towards seamless interoperability between all systems and platforms, to produce the new internet infrastructure. An internet Infrastructure that can benefit the masses.
Our platform uses an integrated software layer that has been designed as a modularised network of networks (an abstraction layer over the whole internet) that enables everything to plug into everything else through the OASIS API and will allow integration between any other system/platform/social media ecosystem. A simple plug and play technology and methodology that can adapt to any company, any industry, system, or process leaving the end user with an increase in capabilities through our easy to use User Interface. This is also like the 3D VR UI to Holochain and will allow Holochain to bridge to all other technologies helping to increase adoption of Holochain.
We have focused on two areas. entertainment & leisure, which has Unity Consciousness and spirituality heavily imprinted within the core architecture, and the working environment, which focuses primarily on raising productivity and sharing wealth & opportunity. Our AR/VR/IR Unity engine will allow us to gamify real world activities in a virtual 3D world, and virtual world activities in the real world in real time.
For business use this could be 3D logistics systems, construction projects, infrastructure development and lots more!
For entertainment and leisure use this could be open world AR/VR video games & decentralised social media ecosystems.
Our World is a real-life simulation of the world, a software platform, ecosystem, app store, asset store, operating system, social network, and the UI to the new decentralised distributed internet. It has the power to change the way we interact with each other, locally and globally. Our World will awaken humanity in realising the potential of technology in our day to day lives. It will teach us the values and repercussions of every action we take. Over time this will have a profound positive effect on generations to come.
The B.E.B platform has been designed to cater for humanities next step towards the digital working age. Raising productivity and bringing efficiency to the building industry is a core goal for the platform. We seek to offer global inclusion into the future built environment for anyone who has access to a mobile device. We envision lowering the barriers to entry across all investments and provide a fair financial platform that has the potential to benefit all.
What attendees will get out of it
Attendees will hear about the vision of all platforms currently in progress. We will speak about the benefits that each system can have in our day to day lives and how these systems can be integrated to allow companies the opportunity to make the transition from centralised to decentralised over a period of time.
We will also go through some of the potential savings that can be generated and the increase in financial inclusion through using these platforms.
Each platform caters for different areas so can have an impact on most people. The technological side (Our World/OASIS API) and the working environment platform will all cater for all levels of experience and age.
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4 of 187 people have voted (2%)