We spoke with Ian Midgley of Open Source Ecology about their Global Village Construction Set and their mission to bring the open source movement to hardware. The Global Village Construction Set is a list of the 50 different Industrial Machines required to build a small, modern civilization.
We're coming to a point where we are starting to look at our relationships as humans very differently... We're looking with Open Source Ecology to get to post scarcity - where the basic needs of every human are met and instead we're sharing ideas together - like open source software. Everyone's sharing in real time making the best product possible. We want to do that with hardware and with living together as we say, the Global Village Construction Set. The idea of a digital village, a real village, of people all over the world working together and not fighting tooth and nail against one another - we don have to do that as people, we can all consciously evolve together.