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Circlenomic Decentralized Industrialism Program
“The future is not a gift, it is an achievement.” Robert F. Kennedy
- Get funding to establish a permanent instance of Circlenomic Industrialism.
- Get funding to directly implement Circlenomic Industrialism where it is needed in the world and develop Circular Industrial Systems to sell to generate more funding.
- Use Circular Industrialism technology transfer for the incubation of startup Industrial Cooperatives.
- Promote the replication of the Circlenomic systems and symmetrical cooperative economic relationships.
Milestones I. 2019 Get Circlenomic’s systems operational and begin to reproduce the successful systems. II. 2020 Begin implementing systems where they are needed in the world.
Industrialism The Industrial Revolution brought more wealth and well-being to more people than any other system in recorded history. It is often not viewed that way, especially when a worker earns a wage that is looked at as being lower than average, but as a result of Industrialism, that worker has access to a higher standard of living than masses of people in previous economic ages.
In addition to generating wealth, Industrialism generated opportunity on a scale never before achieved in recorded history. If centralized Industrialism and service economies cannot employ the masses, how does an economy continue to grow? How can an economy continue to sustain the current and future populations?
The main issue Industrialism, Capitalism and Governance face today is the centralization, consolidation and concentration of wealth and power. As an average citizen, being disconnected from ownership and participation in governance of the means of production and an organization results in inevitable impoverishment as the situation becomes increasingly polarized.
Worker-owned cooperatives solve this problem by giving the means of production, a system of governance, and equal distribution of wealth to the workers. Another key element is
making Industrialism accessible. The trial performed by Circlenomic in Eindhoven, The Netherlands was implemented with the money made from stocking groceries. This is something that can be easily implemented, reproduced and scaled to fit into a decentralized framework by a NonProfit organization.
By providing decentralized, accessible Industrialism, the systems needed to arrive at having basic resources, raw materials and finished products, gives people the building blocks to create and shape society. Having the ability to generate raw materials and finished products has value and the peripheral activities surround this core have value as well.
Cryptocurrencies, The Blockchain and Decentralization Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum brought the concepts of Decentralization and The Blockchain mainstream, distributing governance, Beingness and access beyond computers around the globe and permeating many areas of life. Circlenomic is applying those concepts to Decentralized Industrialism.
The Cryptocurrency from Circlenomic can be used to create value where it may be otherwise difficult to create. So often today, people work and the work creates value for the society, but in current paradigms, using local government currencies, those things may not be considered exchangeable for the local currency, and the value and potential are lost.
Using Cryptocurrency as the beginning of a chain of value can result in the creation of local fiat currency and the valuation of the relationships, systems and people in-between. A decentralized, platform-based cooperative can be based on an app, and the participants do not need to co-exist physically. Internet technologies can unite the participants to enable collaboration and can be a more cost-effective implementation of a start-up cooperative. Encouraging the formation of cooperatives increases the longevity of entrepreneurial endeavors and creates resilient, inclusive communities.
Space Much of how people live today is a remnant of the last Industrial Revolution, where people lived in a home, and worked at a separate business. It is merging today, with many people living and working in the same space. Re-imagining existing living spaces as live-work spaces is key to low-cost startups. Networking re-imagined live-work spaces creates a Gestalt effect, creating something that is greater than the individual parts—a Nexus of ideal conditions for cooperative, collaborative, symmetrical economic relationships. Human civilization is growing more dense and more people are moving into cities. Decentralized Industrialism is a model that works well in dense, urban environments such as apartments. Circlenomic was able to implement Circular Industrialism in a 39m2 space, having been inspired from the Tiny House Movement, using wheeled shelves that function as walls, storage and can be moved to make the space more flexible. The space incorporated agricultural space for growing food and materials, a flexible work space for building agricultural systems and processing recyclable materials, place for storing recyclable materials, retail/atelier space for selling products created in-house a kitchenette with off-grid, well-pump powered dishwasher to help process recyclables and place for living/sleeping.
Cooperativism The generation of raw materials and resources can form the foundations of new cooperatives and the potential is there to generate further economic activities surrounding those activities. In the product development cycle, for example, there is the need for product developers, designers, research and development, quality control, marketing, sales, social media, finance, etcetera--generating the capability to provide opportunity to a large number of people.
Owning and controlling even a portion of the means of production makes it easier to manage and own the supply-asset chains. Using Decentralized Industrialism to shift from being strictly consumers to Prosumers (Producer-Consumers), creates more economic stability, inclusivity and allows people to accept and balance responsibility for their own economic and social well-being.
Recycle, Reuse, Renew Circlenomic is using Cryptocurrency based on the Waves Platform to monetize recyclable materials for Upcycling, Recycling and decentralized production. Incorporating recycling can add system and financial buffers, and increase the pool of available resources for product development and manufacture.
A network based on resources such as recyclable materials that are monetized with Tokens, allows for the simultaneous creation of new business models, the conversion of resources into wealth, cleaning up the environment and the building of new systems with currently existing materials and infrastructure—a mobile device, software-driven, self-organizing, intrinsically-motivated, decentralized workforce.
People often feel that there is a lack of wealth, but we are often surrounded by it. It's often a matter of changing perspective--shifting Paradigms to resource based thinking, and re- examining what we consider to be valuable. The mainstream value systems continue to omit environmental, societal, cultural, human and other forms of resources and capital. Combining new technologies and economic models present us today with tools that we can use to transform our world.
In traditional manufacturing models, the raw materials are removed from the earth, and converted into a form that is sold as a product to manufacturers. In the case of food packaging, the materials are trucked and processed a number of times and finally filled with food by a food packager. The actual use of the packaging by the end consumer is only a small part of it's lifespan. After it's planned lifespan, it too often goes into the trash and ends up in a landfill, incinerated and in the air, on the ground or in the ocean. Rather than being used as wealth, in the aforementioned places, it poisons, kills and spoils the natural networks and beauty of our world.
The discarded containers are made of the same materials as the raw materials that are put into the machines to make them at the beginning of the cycle—transformed according to the Law of Conservation. Consumers (or Introducer in the Circlenomic Network) have been conditioned to think of resources and raw materials as trash—a problem to be solved at the end of it's useful life cycle—BUT NOT AS WEALTH.
The consumer / Introducer pays for the container, and pays again for it to be removed and for the “problem” to be solved by sanitation systems. The consumer / Introducer pays for the containers when they buy the products, and they own them. They then pay again for the “waste problem” to be solved. At this point, they can choose to sell them and recuperate their initial outflow of capital with Circlenomic Tokens--giving value to these useful upcyclable, recyclable materials.
Deposit systems exist in parts of the world that charge the consumer a small fee for containers, so that the materials can be kept out of the trash and cleaned or re-used to make more containers, rather than remove more raw materials from the Earth. The customer pays a fixed amount and always receives a fixed amount back. In too many places, the deposit system does not exist and this is an area of interest for Circlenomic.
Zero-Waste Goal “Waste is only waste if we waste it.” - Will.I.AM So much value is lost to waste. On one side, we have unprecedented waste. Scarcity is often created to maintain the need to produce and sell more goods to maintain the economy. On the other side, we have unprecedented poverty. We literally waste wealth, opportunity and prosperity. Balancing the two has the power to lift masses of people out of poverty. Circlenomic has a goal of zero-waste, not only finding opportunities to find wasted, valuable materials but to find opportunities to feed waste from Circlenomic’s own activities back into the circle to extract more opportunity that can then be translated into opportunity for others.
The Circlenomic Ecosystem Circlenomic is offering a micro-economic system that is based on the abundant by-products of industrial and consumer activity in our world. In a model based on Tokens, wealth can be obtained by using an alternative store of value in exchange for valuable materials. Especially as a NonProfit, precious fiat currency can be used in situations where only fiat money is accepted.
When Circlenomic's Tokens are exchanged for materials that have value, the Tokens then become associated with that value and the value of the network itself, the services it provides and the other forms if capital such as natural, human, social, constructed and external capital, etc. The Tokens can be used for products or services within the Circlenomic network or exchanged for other stores of value.
Within the app-based, self-organizing elements of Circlenomic exists the potential for roles. A participant could embody one or multiple roles. Each individual would have access to Circlenomic's marketplace, employing a system for reputation and Gamification to intrinsically motivate the participants. The participant will have access to everything necessary to engage in entrepreneurship in the Circlenomic Network and simultaneously in the global economy.
A. Introducer The Introducer in the Circlenomic network is incentivized with Tokens to place pre-existing materials into Circlenomic's decentralized network. Introducers are, for example, people who buy products from retail outlets that are packaged in containers. They would exchange those containers for Circlenomic's Tokens, introducing the resources into the Circlenomic ecosystem. They could also introduce new people to Circlenomic. Introducers can exchange the Tokens they’ve acquired with Creators and others for the eventual finished products in the Circlenomic Ecosystem or sell them for cash.
B. Trader Traders exchange Tokens for materials with introducers, other traders, with Artisans for Tokens, finished products, or can sell them for cash.
C. Creator Creators transform the resources received from the traders into new products to then be exchanged for cash, Cryptocurrency or Tokens. Implementing low-energy manufacturing practices and techniques, ideally via upcycling requires a minimum of energy input, which reduces time and money needed to arrive at a finished product, and reduces environmental impact. Recycling is another option, processing the materials into another form, which can then be turned into new shapes and new materials.
Airdrop Financing Initially, Circlenomic can gift or ‘airdrop’ tokens to get the processes started and potential participants are encouraged to consider the following:
- Customer Segments: Who are your mass and niche markets?
- Value Proposition: What are you offering and why are you different?
- Channels: Look at the phases your products go through. This is everything from awareness and distribution to after-sales service.
- Customer Relationships: How are you building relationships with customers and is it working?
- Revenue Streams: What are your revenue streams? Direct sales? Is the product a service?
- Key Resources: What resources do you require to function? These can include physical, human, financial and intellectual.
- Key Activities: Ask yourself what activities need to take place in order to deliver on your value proposition?
- Key Partnerships: Write down who your key suppliers and partners are and how they contribute to your overall goals.
- Cost Structure: Look at fixed and variable costs so that you can see what can be improved upon.
- Environmental Impact: How will your activities effect the environment, community and accrue natural capital?
The Tokens and resources will be open to anyone in the world, and are to be used to create new opportunities, fund and finance new ventures and ideas. Circlenomic’s strategy is to establish a network of cooperatives around the world to create products and fill orders close to where they are ordered, to eliminate third-party shipping processes and costs.
The acquisition and utilization of free and low-cost materials allows participants to more cost- effectively compete in the global economy. Employing closed loop systems and whole
systems design enable participants to sustain and expand activities, increasing the ability to bring abundance to more people in the world.
Portable battery technologies provide the ability to store energy and use it where it is needed to power the things we use today. The Power producer could allow others to charge their batteries and devices in exchange for Tokens within the network or for cash externally.
Monetizing compost heating and evaporative cooling services are an accessible way for the average person to turn waste into power and money. Composting yields rich nutrients the plants need and heat that can be used for heating for spaces, Aquaponic fish tanks and combined with thermoelectric chips produce electricity.
Monetizing biological materials to produce compost, IBC-based biogas, and using effluent from BioGas digesters and greywater to grow resources such as textiles are more ways that participants in Circlenomic can reduce costs to be able to compete more effectively in the global economy.
Governance Circlenomic’s founder, Mathew Marlin Mallory Phillips is working to implement Sociocracy as a form of governance for the staff portion of the Circlenomic NonProfit Cooperative to create a powerful and capable team. Circlenomic is to be democratically operated with distributed governance.
The workforce is to be organized by a gamified, decentralized app (dapp), using intrinsic motivators via Gamification which will foster self-networking and governance. The app will also include a decentralized marketplace, where resources and offers for resources can be listed for exchange. Subgroups can also organize and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to use the system to create new opportunities for others.
Crypto-Token Circlenomic Tokens are intended to have a value connected to the commodities they represent, but are to be left to the market to decide. Participants who posses Circlenomic's Tokens become members of the network and are entitled to access to the Circlenomic network and products within it. In the case of limited resources, up to the value of their Tokens. Circlenomic's Tokens are verifiable on the Waves blockchain. They are locked, and no new units can be added.
The Circlenomic Token is based on the Waves Platform and has a total supply of 11,111,111,111 Tokens. The founder will retain 8% of the total supply of the tokens. Decentralized Agriculture
The reproductive abilities of plants, combined with high-density, Circular, decentralized agriculture, using grow systems such as: Algaculture, Aquaponics, Anthroponics, Organic Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Greywater have infinite potential for economic development. Circlenomic was able to combine the growing of Microgreens & Vegetables, Fish, A flexible workspace for processing recyclable materials and a retail space in a 39m2 room with no plumbing or sewage.
A 1000 liter IBC tank served as a fish tank for a 72-place vertical Aeroponics/Aquaponics tower. Another IBC tank was for storing Anthroponic solution. Previous endeavors in Germany yielded high volumes of corn and tomatoes with four goldfish in Aquaponics on the balcony of an apartment. Employing high-density grow systems, and implementation in 3D space can maximize the yield of modern small-medium scale Agricultural systems. Cooperation between Decentralized urban farms can replicate the output of more conventional centralized agricultural operations with up to 96% more input and water efficiency.
Aquaponics Aquaponics uses fish effluent to grow plants, and is ideal for food or medicine crops. The fish can be kept in 1000 liter tanks or in a pond and the nutrient-rich water is pumped over the plant roots. Beneficial nitrifying bacteria build up in the water and convert the ammonia from fish waste in the water into large amounts of Nitrogen--enough to grow Corn. The fish can be raised for food, eaten by the grower or exchanged as pets to a good home for capital. Different varieties of fish can be raised as pets and sold for a higher price per fish.
Anthroponics Anthroponics uses human urine, which can be the front-end of decentralized (urine) sewage collection. Composting toilets, modified camping toilets or boat toilets can be used to collect the inputs. Human feces can be composted and used as fertilizer in soil or Coco Coir. Anthroponics is ideally used to grow non-food crops and can provide the opportunity for entrepreneurship with waste collection and energy production.
Aeroponics Aeroponics grows plants with the plant roots suspended in air. The advantages are low shipping weight as opposed to using Hydroton clay pebbles, rocks, or Coco Coir. The nutrients are also readily available, so the plant roots do not have to search for them and struggle against soil to grow, allowing the plant to grow larger and faster. Nasa has pioneered using Aeroponics to grow food on long space missions and grew potatoes starting with the top of the plant in seven days.
Algaculture Energy and resource efficient Algae have the highest potential to generate resources. Algae are to be grown in accessible, 1000 liter IBC tanks and because of the reproduction rates of algae, they can be harvested every week, which can fill gaps in the growth and harvest times of plant species. There are species that make thermoplastic, which can be used to make filaments for 3D printers, BioPlastic, Biomass that can be used to make BioButanol, stove and feed pellets, oil to make BioDiesel, protein and more.
Greywater Reusing water from sinks and water from Aquaponics fish tanks in a Greywater system can put water to use that is usually wasted. Greywater is best suited for growing fruit trees and can also present the opportunity for entrepreneurship with Greywater collection--paying participants for their water. A greywater system can be as large as the scale of a city, community or multiple scales of individual. It can be indoors as well, like at Circlenomic, running the drain of an off-grid sink into the pot of a tree. Care must be taken to use only natural cleaners and soap and no chemicals but the end result is lots of fruit.
BioGas A BioGas digester turns solid human waste, food waste or Biomass into Gaseous fuel that can be used for cooking or a low-cost electric generator. After the food or human waste inputs are processed, BioGas digesters yield an effluent that can be safely used as a soil amendment or in organic hydroponics. We would only use effluent from human waste for non- food crops. It could be used to grow more biomass to generate more gas, to generate more
electricity. An IBC-based BioGas digester, combined with an efficient generator provide energy production possibilities for personal use or as part of an decentralized energy cooperative.
Composting Composting biomass yields rich soil that can be used for soil-based plants. The composting process generated heat as the BioMass de-composes into soil. Inexpensive Thermoelectric chips can be used to turn the compost heat into electricity. This too can become a part of a decentralized energy cooperative.
Electricity can come from a mixture of sources—Solar, wind in the form of 3D printed wind- blades on off the shelf generators, 1000l Solar Cities-inspired BioGas Digesters, connected
to a low-noise generator, Thermoelectric chips inside compost bins, Electricity-generating exercise equipment in a facility that is free for members.
3D printing is a part of the future of Humanity and can definitely play a role in Circlenomic’s Decentralized Industrialism, but it is better incorporated as an element of Decentralized Industrialism, rather than the whole program. Growing the materials to create the raw materials needed for 3D printing make it more sustainable. 3D printing can also be used to create the tooling necessary to mass produce for example, biocomposite parts that are produced on a larger scale.
Finance Funding is necessary for costs associated with Circlenomic’s next (permanent) instance of Circular Industrialism: buying the land, shipping container building units to create space to be used to house the office, research and development, the exchange of resources, manufacturing, agriculture and power production. Following success, the physical manifestations of the Circlenomic network are to be reproduced and placed where they are needed in the world to help people create prosperity.
Switching the focus to eliminating debt cycles can be key to success. Investing in what can be owned and assisting others to have the same in symmetrical relations makes a much stronger community, which can more easily transcend survival to move toward evolution. Decentralized Industrialism has a role in developed nations among people who would be considered wealthy as well, so Circlenomic also plans to sell the system as a whole, as well as the individual components and the products to create economic sustainability and reduce reliance on donations, grants and other forms of fundraising.
Conclusion Decentralized Industrialism allows for a more resilient means to produce food and material resources, which can be used directly, traded, sold or refined into finished products and sold. As a charitable organization, implementing systems that grow food and resources is a more effective, sustainable use of donations received. Once in place, the systems will produce food and resources indefinitely.
Investing in Circular, Decentralized Industrial systems that generate resources is a way to use the money raised as a NonProfit organization literally as seed money to grow more-- potentially to Infinity. The materials are relatively low cost, and growing indoors reduces the system’s vulnerability to natural disasters, time and the limitations of seasons, allowing a more reliable, constant ability to produce what is needed for economic development. The circular systems are sustainable and don’t require continued purchase of plant or fish food. The plants themselves can be used or traded directly, or they can be cycled up into more finished retail products, which could increase their perceived value.
For the end user, these systems offer more possibilities for multiple streams of income, which increases the power in the hands of people in a grassroots, cooperative fashion and can provide continued income to participants if setbacks occur. The formation of new ventures as Cooperatives creates even more resiliency as well as a community as opposed to a competitive environment. For more information, visit: https:// Facebook.com/ Circlenomic , https://www.minds.com/circlenomic/blog/circlenomic-965714271266697216 contact us at: [email protected] Mathew Marlin Mallory Phillips Circlenomic Henri Hermannslaan 482 6162GT Geleen The Netherlands