Here is our explainer video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRZgKVt5ZdM
And here is a more detailed explaination:
I’d like to propose the construction of a “Civilization kit” whereby, you can start with a fairly small “package” of pieces and parts, and end up with power-plants, housing, agricultural and medical systems that make up what we all call civilization.
So, first, lets look at what is needed to make a manufacturing system:
It turns out that four vital things must be present: A pattern, Energy, Materials, and Tools
By implication, the pattern must come from skilled, knowledgeable, creative people, and just as often the creativity, skill and knowledge to bring a design together may bridge the talents of a group of people acting as a team – whether by intent or acting independently, on different elements of a design.
Energy: there must be a way to turn potential energy, or chemical fuel, or sunlight into usable power, one of the oldest ways is the water wheel. Burning wood, or coal, or some other fuel, is another fairly universal method. Most modern power generation either uses heat directly, or converts it to electricity. Other useful systems include Pyrolysis, bio-gas, solar thermal
Materials, depending on their composition can be harvested directly (as is the case for certain woods) or may involve their own complex manufacturing processes (such as carbon fiber composites)
Tools can range from the simplicity of a hammer to as complex as a computer controlled, semi-robotic, articulated machine that carries out a general purpose role.
If you think of this analogy as a three legged stool: with materials, energy, and tools forming the legs, and a design (or template) holding the legs together then the intermediate goals described below fit into a tidy framework.Modern Civilization with all its conveniences, sits atop this structure