Building The Core Infrastructures for Society Creates Jobs. Again and again ?


 
 

The Underground changed the culture of London. The shared digital infrastructure will change it again. The Underground and The Threefold grid combined a trinity of technological solutions to solve a societal problem. They open up new opportunities and culture changes.
What is the work to do for us ?

A technology trinity got the The Underground available. Running a passenger railway in deeper tunnels under the city only became possible once three problems were solved. Engineers needed:
– a way of getting passengers up and down at deep stations
– a reliable tunneling method
– a clean alternative to steam power for the trains
Solving these problems in the 1880s gave London its first deep-level tube. The Tube changed London forever.

A technology trinity will get a shared digital infrastructure available.
A neutral, green, democratic digital infrastructure owned by the people become possible because of Zero-Os (an operating system), Zero-Chain (organizing transactions and trust) and Zero-Robot (execution and maintenance). Click and read more about the Threefold technology trinity here for the Threefold grid.

"ALL OUR OWN WORK…. The world's most advanced underground railway, the Victoria Line, is now open, and London Transport would like to thank the men who built it: miners, like Black Jack's Gang above; engineers, architects and surveyors; planners, draughts-men, electrians, bricklayers, labourers. Their £70 million effort is now on and he price of admission is as little as five-pence. London's pride"

Digging the tubes delivered jobs and life get organized further.
But getting the core infrastructure available for our next level of prosperity will bring a new story. Income will be generated for farmers who wille organise themselves in TFF coops while Zero Robots are working. So it is time to get serieus about the mission of Weconomics Foundations – Work Less, Achieve More –.

It is impossible to work in information technology without also engaging in social engineering.

Jaron Lanier

The Core Infrastructure in Society –> The Way for All


Follow the roots of the succes of the London Metro System and you will meet the roots of the advertising business. Investments in the core infrastructure were made by private companies. The fact that the services won’t get sold, was the risk that is taken. Return on risk capital got some help of the invisible hand of advertising.

In a previous post the template for rolling out TFF grid is shared. Software developers will pay Threefold Tokens to use the grid. The first projects running on the grid are getting build with the help of Threefold Tech. Threefold Coops will emerge to meet demand for compute and storage capicity.

Threefold Tech helps organisations to creating value bij building services and products thanks to 3bot and blockchain as a service technology. Projects will use Threefold Grid.

The value of the core infrastructure of Threefold grid will not depend on seducing consumers. It is about teaming up with co-designers. Designers will lead. Designers who see their entrepreneurial opportunity to create better prosperity.

The innovation space is evolving, we love to share value propositions to support designers. Do you want to learn ? Weconomics Foundations offers Certified Program Digital Leadership & Blockchain. Do you want to make a wise investment ? Threefold Tech offers a good opportunity. Contact me if you want more information (+32 472 29 15 34 – lieve.vereycken@co-inpetto.org)

Consume Less. Create More.

The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society are Shifting (part 3)


Threefold Grid shares their template to get the core infrastructure of compute and storage capacity available in society.  Learn, ask questions and get prepared to turn.

How will Threefold Grid get organised ?

Threefold Farmers organize themselves in Threefold Coops. A Threefold Coop will engage Threefold farmers. Each farmer brings money in to buy certified hardware (= hardware with operating system Zero-Os and connect to Zero-Robots and Zero-Chain). The hardware gets connected to electricity and the internet bij the Threefold Coop.

The Threefold Coops produce compute and storage capacity and software developers can start to buy compute and storage capacity with Threefold Tokens. Threefold Foundation, Threefold Coops and Farmers will get a portion of the total income.

Threefold tokens will be minted when new capacity is added to the grid by farmers, threefold tokens have an underluying value of compute and storage capacity.

With the mechanism that is described above the digital infrastructure of the future will be owned by many, income will get distributed and the purpose of Threefold Foundation get achieved – decentralized and neutral internet for all.

As income, say and ownership of core infrastructures in society gets reshuffled, society will get reshuffeld as well. Set your sails ready.

P.S.: Contact me if you do have any questions about the funding mechanisms in the Threefold Ecosystem and get prepared.

Let your dreams set sail

The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society (part 2)


As written in a previous post, the first metro systems used the template of the first railroad companies to structure their business operations. It is copied over and over again. A social contract within society came alive. But does it still serve ?

No, it doesn’t.

The social contract is falling apart on the one hand. And on the other hand we are facing new kind of problems and opportunities. We have the opportunity to co-design a shared and decentralized digital infrastructure and start to reconnect everyone and everything. New money systems are enabling.

A new template for business modelling can be used:
1. communicate an idea within a community of potential co-designers and users;
2. the community will start to work on it and the value creation model will get defined;
3. rules to start up and operate will get programmed for and with the community in the shared digital infrastructure;
4. the money systems are choosen;
5. coordinated action within a community will will create value, actions get registered and exchange of value will happen.

A far more complex paradigm is emerging than the paradigm of the First and Second Industrial Revolutions. In the article below Otto Scharmer describes the shift we are experiencing. It is matter of conscious choice and co-design.

We are witnessing the development of the core digital infrastructure that underpins the emerging story. The core digital infrastructure by itself will get funded in new ways, more about it in a next post.

As Systems Collapse, People Rise: Seven Faces of an Emerging Global Movement - Otto Scharmer

The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society (part 1)


The Metropolitan Railway (Met) got in 1854 the permission to build the first line of the Underground what later became the London Metro System (full hitory of The London Underground is here).

What template did the MET use to set up the company ?
1. What is the income stream for the service ?
2. What are the costs to start-up the income stream ?
3. What are the profits we can make ?
4. Define the issue of shares and sell the promise of profits in return to get cash to start up the service.
5. Start-up and run the service, produce jobs and profits.

The first rail roads used the shareholder model, the model was copied by the MET and almost all the infrastructures that followed got funded with it. Shareholders, workers, trade unions and governments got their stories of aligned interests. Society got fueled and power got defined on three axes, namely:
1. Income
2. Say
3. Ownership

But can we hold on on that story ? Let’s consider the investement of Google in Belgium. Does the traditional story of aligned interests between funding, jobs, income, say and ownership really fit ?
We believe we can create a better by reconsidering the funding mechanism for the core infrastructure of the new age.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.

Charlie Chaplin

The World’s First Metro System


Click and learn about more about the world’s first metro system. And let’s take the development of the world’s first metro system as a role model, a role model of the development of an infrastructure. Incredible collective action makes a strong social vision alive.

We are doing it again:
a decentralized digital infrastructure is next.

How and why will the innovation process of a decentralized digital infrastructure differ from the role model ? More about it in our next Tuesday Posts.

Make a wise investment, make a positive impact


At this moment there is an investment opportunity for Threefold Tech. Threefold Tech is a start-up next to Threefold Foundation. Threefold tech is doing projects with software components used in Threefold Foundations.

Contact me (by reply on this mail) for more information. Or register yourself for the Threefold Investment Event on the 3rd of June here.

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffet

A Call For Decentralisation


I hoped I could resonate with te message of the book ‘Gigantism’ of the latest book of Geert Noels, because I do love the word G I G A N T I S M. Check ! I do recommend to read the book.

Geert Noels describes why organisations and markets are getting dysfunctional in the existing playing field. He does suggestions on the level of arbiters, rules and players.

Paul Bessems, founder of Weconomics Foundations did already a call to challenge “never” in the quote below.

The study of economic organization commonly proceeds as though market and administrative modes of organization were disjunct. Market organi­zation is the province of economists. Inter­nal organization is the concern of organization theory specialist. And never the twain shall meet.

Oliver Williamson

rebuilding systems has been succesful in other fields by recognizing the smallest part of it. And since we are leaving the industrial order to enter the digital, the smallest parts that we have to recognize are ‘data’, ‘people’ and ‘things’.

An appropriate digital infrastructure has to emerge to exchange data and value. And it is almost there. Threefold Foundations is doing well. Examples are getting ready to get copied around the world. I am happy that the invitation for the Ibiza events (May/ Octobre) are picked up. It’s just our turn to take action.

Gigantism is not irreversable.

The difference between the almost right wordt and the right word is really a large matter. It is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

Mark Twain

Time Registration System


As an HR person – I have implemented a new time registration system to escape classical working patterns. It sounds like a contradictio in terminis. But it isn’t. We’re freeing data of the workers from 1 company. Workers are able to check in by neigbours as well. Because together we shape better jobs.

Don't be busy. Just be productive.

The transactions of this new collaboration will be managed at nearly zero cost. A shared and smart contract enables the payrolling and billing for participating companies.

P.S.: But let me admit something. The cluster of companies I am working for is not so far of the Zimmer Tower (Lier). What is time ? – is questioned at the Zimmer Museum and it is kept unanswered (and I have the answer neither).

Dear Mark Zuckerberg


Thanks for writing your post. I have read it.
Let’s join forces for better prosperity.

But I do believe we have a far more easier task than you have.
We make the next big thing happen by connecting projects and smaller businesses to a shared digital infrastructure. Our good design and perseverance will be our success (and your bad design is why you’re business is at the beginning of the end (that’s what I guess)).

#threefold
#weconomics

Good Design is Good Business

Thomas Watson JR.