Ahoy there, I’m new here because I saw a video linked by almereyda and realized: Oh, so there are more people also doing Unmonestary/Matera where elf-pavlik wanted me to come to but I couldn’t because of $dayjob After watching the video I just saw that our doubts, ideas, goals and definitions of another way to the future are basically matching pretty much:
I am building & pushing this as a means to survive myself and to go around, deploy a Hackerspace/FabLab anywhere and promote our ideas and, at the same time, research, develop and test new technologies and generally do stuff either alone or hopefully with more people, which, in the end, enables people to help themselves. And share all of it obviously:
Like those library buses back in the 90’s, to go to places where no public library is available. Go there, invite people, show them what they’ve forgotten they can actually do and inspire to go organize/create themselves, while providing experience and a good package of tools/knowledge to bootstrap from.
A number of projects have progressed into available demonstrators so far:
Unified Clear-Sky Solar Prediction Model
Universal PID Oven Controller
RaspberryPI Geigercounter Interface (PiGI)
Others are in development and will take more time & people like:
It seems to me, we’re striving for the same, by similar means and ideas, sometimes with slightly different taxonomy though, but who cares I would like to add Apollo-NG to the projects site, because riding on the edge is basically what I do pretty hard and would love to have more ties to “virtual” communities like edgeryders so that more people’s brains get exposed to our way of thinking over different areas of interest or need (like sustainable power, resilient infrastructure and small scale fabrication etc.)
And it’s really great to see so many people out there going in this direction even though often cast out and sometimes treated like terrorists. Looks like humanity hasn’t learned much since the days when there were other nerds, reflecting on the state of things and experimenting and realizing, hey, the world is not flat and the sun doesn’t rotate around it. Our society just seems more advanced on the surface, because we don’t burn people like us on a public market place anymore
But, we have Internet. So we all can connect, share our knowledge in a instant, all of it, everywhere, anytime. That gives us the edge people like us have been waiting for all along because the speed of open development will increase very exponentially over the next years to leave the old stuff behind.
Time to weigh anchor. Happy to see/meet you in person, somewhen, somewhere
so long, chrono