Co3 Project: An Exercise in Futurism

An Inter-Grid of geolocated data

Augmented Reality grid Source: Sturfee.com

While leaving your house, your mobile phone, which is switching to outdoor settings, reminds you that you didn’t change the smart lock code after your last BnB guest left. As you turn towards the door, your smart lock tracks your motion and seamlessly opens an input mask to change your key combination. Once you are downstairs crossing the street, you notice that somebody started a survey to refurbish an empty building belonging to the municipality. In the park nearby, somebody virtually tagged the lawn, signalling that it needs a cleanup — citizens can collect bounties and gamification points by participating in crowdsourced maintenance. You keep walking until you arrive at the self-driving taxi stop, where people wait for a shared ride to go to work. There are still some advertising spots left on the virtual billboard. An ongoing crowdfunding initiative is self-paying the rent for the central ad-slot in real-time. When the crowdfunding campaign loses momentum, the ad will appear in less sought-after locations. When you enter the taxi and pay for your ride, you collect a proof of presence token that enhances your citizenship rights in that neighborhood. When you arrive at work or the other augmented areas where you belong, you’ll receive another token.

Public Services as Commons

An urban Commons in Paris. Source: (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://www.publicspace.org/works/-/project/j281-r-urban-network-of-urban-commons
In commoning economics, groups have rules for contribution to and appropriation from a common pool.

The Commoning Economics of the Inter-Grid

Attention as a Commons

Effects of social networks on coordination. Source: unknown meme

Towards a neo-primitive economy

A large example of Yapese stone money (Rai). Source: Https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai_(moneta). (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai_(moneta)

Beyond the Anthropocene

In the Kula ring, made of islands hundreds of kilometers apart, red shells are exchanged clockwise and white shells counterclockwise. Source: Szabo, N. (2005). An Explanation of the Kula Ring [Digital image]. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://archive.vn/TEF3E
Bénard cells in dissipative systems, e.g. fluxes in boiling water. Source: Rayleigh–Bénard convection [Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayleigh–Bénard_convection

Conclusion

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