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Not long ago I launched an idea called Triadic Philosophy. It is summarized in Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms available at the Kindle Store.. It grew into several more books. “Cybercommunity — A Handbook” seeks to lay out a community concept based on the values of tolerance, helpfulness, democracy and non-idolatry, integral and car-free.
I am neither engineer, nor designer, nor architect and I do believe that these are the very people who are the core audience for these scribblings.
And I must add that I am not well-versed in drawing or creating anything but the more rudimentary images of what I am talking about. But I do have more faith than most, I venture to say. For who but a person of massive hope and faith would believe that you can deduce from what follows what I mean by a matrix?
For cybercommunities require that what we once saw as the foundation be dispensed with. In its place a beetle-like entity rises. If the architect mandates this beetle shall have pilings (or whatever supports) deep in the ground, pile away.
The shell that encloses the matrix is a flexible but strong and weather-resistant great coat, created by wondrously-talented sorts.
The first floor, or sub-level, of the cybercommunity is where all its workings reside, along with cars (if they still exist) and other things not in the cybercommunity.
On up to four levels — it could be three with little difficulty — are the blocks of the cybercommunity. Each block contains up to 300. Each floor contains up to 3,000 in ten blocks.
Strong Matrix Required
Now all spaces and blocks are created by connecting modular elements— what we generally call walls, ceilings, floors and paving — to one another. When this is done we attach these elements to the matrix.
The matrix is the breast, the colonic exit and above all the skeleton of the whole enterprise.
The matrix itself is a work of magical genius. It is able to house all physical elements of the cybercommunity and also to transport hither and yon all matter that must be disposed of and all matter and energy that must be used to enable the spaces to flourish.
The sides of spaces will connect to the matrix as will the bottoms or floors or walkways of other surfaces.
Clearly all the detritus we continue to produce will not be reducible to waste that can exit through the channels provided by the matrix. Some will need to be disposed of the old-fashioned way. Via little carts wheeled to the Town Halls and given a ride down to the bottom.
But the matrix will do for 10,000 what apartments have learned to do from the start: Provide those who live in its precincts with no need to build and maintain separated electrical and septic systems.
This will be done on a global scale. The costs of the advanced technology needed to achieve such wonders will go down, down, down over time, just as the costs of all techno-miracles tends to do, according to their universal utility.
There is the matter of appeasing a somewhat corrupt construction industry, but that may have already happened through the good offices of The Silent Revolution.
This handbook is meant to accompany Planning and Designing a Good Future: What to Strive for and What to Avoid http://buff.ly/1F4DU5V