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A Network of Farmers, Engineers, & Supporters Building the Global Village Construction Set

By Joshua Arnow
Created 2011-11-17 23:47


The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) [2] is an open technological platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small civilization with modern comforts.  (Website [3])

A modern, comfortable lifestyle relies on a variety of efficient Industrial Machines. If you eat bread, you rely on an Agricultural Combine. If you live in a wood house, you rely on a Sawmill. Each of these machines relies on other machines in order for it to exist. If you distill this complex web of interdependent machines into a reproduceable, simple, closed-loop system, you get these Key Features:


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