Friday, April 15, 2011

TED Talk: Missouri Farmer with a PHD in Fusion Energy Now Designs Farm Machinery


The Global Village Construction Set
Marcin Jakubowski, originally from Poland, now a farmer in Missouri with a background PhD in fusion energy, is working on "Open-sourced blueprints for civilization". He is the director of "Open Source Ecology." This is truly one of the most amazing forward thinkers of today, in agriculture and for civilization, in my opinion.
The GVCS can be used not only in developing world applications, but also in reinventing local production anywhere in the world. It is a community based solution for bringing wealth back to local communities. It can be used to start local food systems, renewable energy production, a construction business, parts manufacturing, or many others. Because all the plans are open source, they can be used to start small enterprise and reduce barriers to entry.
When I first watched the projects this team has taken on I wondered how they could accomplish so much in such a short time as it becomes obvious that there is a tireless energy level on that Missouri farm both for thinking and for constructing and doing. For much more information and a complete set of links on this project see my previous post and videos here. Deere and Caterpillar, watch out, you have been warned.
K. McDonald

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