55 Broadway, London’s first skyskraper is for sale


London’s first skyscraper was built as the Headquater of the world’s first metro system. Thanks to the Hidden London initiative I have visited it. Hilarious. It is the building for the kind of organizations that the new modernity at that time brought: a whole hierarchy for the administrative and management support to get the machines in the Underground running. Fit for purpose – the big thinking … (:

The organization of offices follows the principles of hierarchy... each lower office is under control and supervision of a higher one.

Max Weber

While the information flows for running the Underground needed a hierarcy for efficiency, the decentralized digital infrastructure brings the organizational networks along. Within Threefold digital infrastructure each individual will get its own 3bot to manage production, consumption and much more.

55 Broadway is for sale …. ! Surprised ?

The Rise of Surveillance Capitalism


Co:Inpetto wasn’t initially about changing economics. Co:Inpetto started in 1999 as a database-driven recruitment cabinet for IT professionals and business consultants. It was the year that the internet was entering the business world.

But since the recruitment business (as so many businesses) got trapped in the supply chains of Surveillance Capitalism, there was no other option than getting involved in making a change (more about the history of Co:Inpetto here).

Learn about surveillance capitalism and safeguard our freedom. We need it to act and move to our next level of prosperity. Because together we can do better thanks to digitization.

Marketing folks as Seth Godin and so many business people and entrepreneurs are speaking up. Join the movement, it is growing and unstoppeable. Otto Scharmer will have a dialogue with Shoshana Zuboff (the author of the book on Surveillance Capitalism) on the 4th of September, more information here. A podcast with Shoshane Zuboff here.

IMPORTANT NEWS

Start to consider to participate in an IEO (initial excange offer) of Threefold. Preparations for an IEO are going on. More information will follow.

If the digital future is to be our home, then it is we who must make it.

Shoshana Zuboff

The Power Of The Poor


Read here why I am a proud ambassador of the Threefold Foundation. It has the potential and the ambition to make the digital infrastructure for our next level of prosperity available for every single person on earth.

Threefold technology stack offers a solution for the blockchain dilemma: privacy and scalability of a shared digital infrastructure can go hand in hand. And as we know, blockchain enables:
– identity management
– registration of value
– contracting
– exchange of value

Learn about these organizational features, about the brilliance borrowed from prosperous Switzerland and the bottom-up all-inclusive approach. Enjoy the documentary The Power of the Poor with Hernando De Soto:

Some exiting news to share:

  • Threefold Foundations is organizing an IEO (initial exchange offer). The mantra “first talk, then act” will pay-off: Threefold token (Tft) will become a stable coin backed by real assets namely compute and storage capacity. Watch out for the upcoming communications and feel free to ask questions.
  • Weconomics Foundations is preparing their congress – Work Less, Achieve More – for the 26th of November (more information here (Dutch only)). Paul Bessems is bringing the discussion about the productivity paradox and a possible sustainable future further.

The Zero Marginal Cost Society and More


Good to be reminded to some inspirational thinking before Threefold technology is getting launched (Q4 2019). The thinking serves the missions of Threefold, Freeflow Nation and Weconomics. The Zero Marginal Cost Society is a book of Jeremy Rifkin.

We can look forward to a new book of Bernard Lieater – click here for more information.  In his book – The Future of Money (2001) – he explained the opportunity to complement our current money system and warned us for data privacy loss. Features as 3Bot in a shared digital infrastucture as Threefold Grid will serve to make personal data personal again and for organizing our next level of prosperity.

We Are All Economists Now


‘We are all economists now’ is the title of the last chapter of the book of Kate Raworth – ‘Dougnut Economics’ – ‘Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist’. The seven ways to rethink economy are pictured below and explained in the book.

Thinking as a 21st-century-economist makes sense, it is hopeful and it don’t need to get locked in the current money system. Threefold is here to support us.

The infrastructure of Threefold isn’t locked in the mono-culture of today’s money by itself. And technology is opening up to get FIAT money, Threefold Token and other money systems complemented. More resilience is coming our way. The path for 21st-century-economists get grounded.

The technology stack within the Threefold eco-system and its governance model is getting ready to underpin the Weconomics Digital Infrastructure design. Co:Inpetto will support to connect design by design. The public use of Threefold Grid is planned for Q4 2019.


Rethinking Economics Antwerp will kick off the 14th of August.
Emagine Life Center invites you. More information here.

Stable Coins and The Core Infrastructures in Society


A ticket for the tube in London is paid with Sterling Pound. Several institutions are at work to keep Sterling Pound stable. We are used to a Sterling Pound with very low volatility. It makes the Sterling Pound and all other FIAT currencies workable. We can use FIAT currencies to exchange good and services.

Space for compute and storage capacity on the threefold grid is paid in Threefold tokens. Threefold tokens are backed by compute and storage capacity: every time a farmer connects/disconnects hardware on/to the grid, threefold tokens are created/destroyed.

Threefold token is a stable coin that will be used to exchange value. Threefold tokens are – by design – created in another way than FIAT currencies and will enforce the total ecology of money systems.

Threefold token is a stable coin thanks to the way it launches the services that will get paid with it. Financial risks for innovation and expansion are reduced. Proven technology gets introduced in a business model underpinned by the threefold token.

The introduction of Threefold grid won’t need a big bang operation. Every community that is in need for compute and storage capacity is able to use or organize a Threefold Coop. Building up a Tube with such organizing model won’t be possible – scaleability was about vertical integration of businesses and mechanistic top down coordination.

The Tube is a typical infrastructure of the industrial age. Fiat money is used to get acces to it. Complementary money systems will be used to get access to the core infrastructure for the digital age.

We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.

Marshall McLuhan

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 (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