4 Years of Factor e Farm

Factor e Farm, our land-based facility for Global Village Construction Set development, has now been alive for 4 years. We encountered the place as an empty soybean field abused by commercial agriculture. This video shows in 4 minutes what has happened in the last 4 years – and points to the plans for the next 2 years. These are exciting times indeed.

4 Years oif Factor e Farm in 4 Minutes from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo.

The current plan is 50/2/2 – the entire set of 50 Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) technologies to be completed in 2 years within a $2.4M budget in a scenario of rapid, parallel development. By year-end 2012, we want to be done with the basic GVCS shown above, so we can move on to applications – such as the infrastructure for a real community. This is a big, hairy, audacious goal. It requires that a large parallel development team is recruited, that a scalable development process is realized, and that the organizational infrastructure to support this task is established.

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  1. julia

    WOW! What an accomplishment! Informative and inspiring. Keep up the good work.

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  4. Miquel

    Cool video, very well done!

  5. rob

    Keep pushing forward even on days when it feels like all your dreams are pushing you back down the mountain! Nothing earth-shattering ever happened easily, and lord knows what you’re doing ain’t easy!