What if any person, anywhere in the world, had free access to the machines that power the industrial revolution?
That’s the goal of the Global Village Construction Set: empowering everyone through machinery.
Marcin Jakubowski is a Polish-American, PhD-level scientist who’s leading an effort to build 50 open-source machines––essential items that “allow modern life to exist.” These include brick presses, bread ovens, tractors, saws, and cement mixers–all designed with interchangeable, modular components, and meticulously documented for easy sharing amongst a growing international community.
Called the Global Village Construction Set, the idea is to spread viable technology at a fraction of the cost of today’s high-end privately owned versions, “unleashing human potential,” and creating localized (as opposed to centralized) wealth. In other words, no more corporations keeping knowledge to themselves, and sending profits to Wall Street.
via FastCoExist – BEN SCHILLER
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