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Marcin Jakubowski
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Declaring that, "We can lead self-sustaining lives without sacrificing our standard of living," Marcin Jakubowski believes that only by opening the means of production can we achieve abundance for all. Though he has a Ph.D. in fusion physics, he became dissatisfied with its remoteness, and turned back to the earth as a farmer and social innovator.

He is the founder of Open Source Ecology, which is creating the Global Village Construction Set — the blueprints for simple fabrication of everything needed to start a self-sustaining village. At Factor e Farm in rural Missouri, he's been successfully putting those ideas to the test.

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Do We Want An Efficient Economy?

(138) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 11:30 AM

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In 2008, I dropped my theoretical physicist's chalkboard and began developing the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) -- an open source, collaborative project. The GVCS is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of...

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Best of TEDTalks 2011, #6: Open-Sourced Blueprints For Civilization

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 11:09 AM

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