I might write a more detailed post in the future. But basically cryptoeconomics is the art of engineering network economies. So you’re quite literally designing and tweaking economic incentives and token models to manipulate the behaviors of millions or billions of individuals to achieve some desired macro outcome. Best place today to start down the rabbit hole is this: http://tokenengineering.net
It will definitely be a lot more new “stuff” but the net “stuff” and overall environmental impact should be far less than the suburban sprawl of McMansions and cars that sit idle 95% of the time. We could build these rooms out of recyclable aluminium from the existing 1.3 billion combustion engine cars. Then also do what Tesla is pursuing with a…
I’ll be working to bring this project to reality starting in 2020. As with any visionary project it won’t happen overnight, nor will it end up looking exactly as envisioned. Plumbing issue will be fairly easy to solve; I explained it here.
They are unsold and unused cars in the literal sense. I did mention that auto manufacturers keep a 60-day supply in their inventories, but that there was still an issue of excess supply beyond that 60-day stockpile.
I’m referencing the drivetrain. Overall point being that all-electric cars will inevitably (in the future) be cheaper to manufacture than combustion engine cars. There’s an interesting discussion on the moving parts comparison on a Tesla forum.
It could be a double-edged sword as with all technology. I probably should have linked one of Jason Silva’s videos where he talks about how we design our environments, and in turn they shape us. The problem with fixed landmarks and buildings in cities is that once they’ve been approved and built, they’ll remain the same for decades or even centuries.
My guess is if driverless rooms become a reality, the auto manufacturers will adopt the global 10ft and 20ft shipping container standard dimensions. I recently pulled out a tape measure and measured my girlfriend’s room in a share house in inner-west Sydney. Turns out her room is smaller than a 20ft shipping container and it’s quite comfortable.
Will obviously be a gradual transition. The first phase of self-driving cars will still have all the usual safety features and require passengers to sit forward and wear a seatbelt. As confidence in the tech grows, and as more human-driven vehicles are removed from the road (then outright banned), the cars will gradually morph into rooms.
Solar power is currently on an exponential trajectory, and if you trend it out we’re looking at 100% solar electricity generation in the next 12–15 years. Beyond that we’ll continue to have abundant clean electricity as every 88 minutes there’s enough solar energy hitting the Earth to cover all of humanity’s energy needs for a year. At that point…
Bathroom modules can be requested ondemand and would dock seconds later with whatever room you’re currently in. You’d use it and then it would drive off to the next customer. A decentralized reputation system would manage any misuse or destruction of the shared modules. When it senses the need, the module can drive itself to an automated processing…