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Geospacial blockchain core container allocation

To ease home ownership acquisition and stability in light of increasing lifestyle and situational volatility, we have to address a number of key factors. Simply put: 1) individuals move around a lot 2) what they need changes 3) housing is expensive 4) law enforcement tracking through DMV registry is not adequate. My idea is to have a metal container home as a "core" that stays with an individual, and can be docked into the appropriate location and configuration as the person's life changes. The container that they get is split between a bedroom and kitchen. When they move, they pull their TV, furniture from the living room, into their individual pod for transport. That means moving closer to work, or docking into a larger space when they have kids or co-docking with a partner. The pods themselves are tracked through blockchain technology and form a ledger much more accurately and cheaply than the DMV's.


Affordability can't possibly beat metal container concepts. The limiting factor is the docking options. Garden and garage suites can integrate with this system as long as there is standardised utility and living space orientation, however much larger apartment sized options can be integrated and follow some aspects of the co-op initiatives. From what I studied the limiting factor of the co-op model has been poisonous individuals in common areas (especially shared mealtime/kitchen areas) and lack of maintenance on the complex (especially building envelope water damage, mold or bed bugs). The metal container housing is superior to stick frame with regard to sound, moisture and fire rating, but not concrete. However concrete is prohibitively expensive and not conducive to moving.


At the heart of this technology is not the building itself but the peer to peer technology. It incorporates the way the next generation wants access rather than ownership. They are much more comfortable with Uber, AirBnB style models that are reached through a smart phone. At the moment the most famous blockchain technology in the news is cryptocurrency, however the blockchain tech itself can be applied much better as a public ledger (as it's slow, but conducive to peer to peer verification). Factoring in a Byzantine fault tolerance, and automated AI geospacial tracking, you can also automate the disassembly, move, hook-up, and blockchain location update.


There is an enormous secondary advantage. The technology fits into the much bigger and ambitious piece of the puzzle.. we need a consensus driven geospacial timestamp system to standardise proof of location for smart contracts, IOT devices, supply chains and just as importantly intersection safety for distracted pedestrians vs self driving cars that will need to be located as virtual objects in physical space. If I could jump up and down with excitement I would say look here look here!! It's the unrealised potential of de-centralized blockchain technology and it fits like a glove into our future technium evolution. We're the right city to tackle adversity, with the right educated work force... and the right population to tolerate change.


Thank you for taking your time to read this. Now getting my head out of the dreamer's clouds where I wish I could stay and back to my job selling homes. Have a great day!

Why is this an ambitious idea?

It requires co-operation from multiple directions. Municipality (with investment, zoning and bylaws), private technology companies (AI, blockchain, geospacial mapping), construction, architecture, social engineering, transportation, registry and even social assistance programs. Each component is relatively easy to comprehend, however the will to bridge the red tape, public vs private incentives, and get multiple people to work together... can be studied under mob psychology. In the right sociocultural environment there may be a convergent social identity that creates the right situation to bring these disciplines together. Same reason you don't have to separate people of opposing value systems when controlling a mob, because they temporarily function with a common behaviour and get along amongst each other. So the difficult times in Calgary may have a temporary galvanising effect, but the scope of co-operation is rather ambitious.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?
  1. Does it get done
  2. Can costs and expected "cut of the profit" be kept in check
  3. Do people move in and report greater harmony and happiness
  4. Can we work together quickly enough to complete the task before another city does and gets world recognition
  5. Can the idea be exported around the world and keep some "city patented" or "local corporation patent" ideas that allow us to send teams to consult on the construction and maintain the software of some aspects of the system
  6. Can we create a new set of forward thinking laws that better integrate IOT tech into our 3D city space.
  7. Can we advance the narrow AI required to leverage the secondary targets (also an export)
  8. Can we build factories to either make the shipping container modules and the high tech that needs to be installed in them and on street corners or rooftops to pull the bigger picture together
How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

It can ONLY be done through technology and data.. or else you are building a dystopian favela.

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