Notes about long-term thinking (sustainability, resilience, regenerative design).
Son, I want you to have this watch. The firmware is outdated, the OS is slow and it only runs Yelp, but it’s been in our family for 3 years.
Sustainable Web Manifesto
The Sustainable Web Manifesto offers six principles aiming to create a sustainable internet. Products and services should be:
Clean – Powered by renewable energy.
Efficient – Using the least amount of energy and material resources possible.
Open – Accessible, allowing the open exchange of information and allowing people to control their data.
Honest – Not misleading or exploiting people.
Regenerative – Supporting
an economy that nourishes people and planet.
Resilient – Continuing to function when needed most.
Winter is coming and Collapse OS aims to soften the blow. It is a Forth operating system and a collection of tools and documentation with a single purpose: preserve the ability to program micro-controllers through civilizational collapse.
Our expectation is that you didn’t need our definitions of software, computer, and other terms. We imagine you have computers of your own, probably vastly more advanced than ours, and possibly fundamentally differently architected. Once you understand the overview and guide below you will easily be able to access all of the data.
However, it’s possible that you have inferior computers to ours, or even no computers at all. In case of that eventuality, we have prepared an uncompressed, unencoded, human-readable reel of data which we call the Tech Tree. The Tech Tree contains information about our fundamental technologies, our computers, and our software, in the hopes that, over time, you will be able to use this knowledge to recreate computers that can make use of the open source software in this archive.
- Shifting from ‘sustainability’ to regeneration (PDF) (Bill Reed, 2007)
- Should we shift from ‘Sustainable’ to ‘Regenerative’? (Zack Hirschfeld)
- Video: Human and Planetary Health: Ecosystem Regeneration (Daniel Christian Wahl, 2018)
- Sustainability is not Enough: We Need Regenerative Cultures (Daniel Christian Wahl, 2018)
- What is Solarpunk? (2016)
- Beyond Cyberpunk: Towards A Solarpunk Future (Steve Lord, 2020)
- Video: Biomimicry: A Regenerative Paradigm (Michael Pawlyn, 2019)