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Our purpose is to create a single, scalable solution which solves Humanity's worst problems, for one family, the basic unit of any society. Once perfected, we can mass produce this solution so that everyone can have it. The symptoms of global overpopulation are growing worse every year; like climate change, the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Empty grocery store shelves, due to supply chain disruptions, is a thankfully infrequent consequence, so far. It is also a grim testimony that even the favoured solution, called guaranteed basic income, or GBI, is far from sufficient. We are currently facing many threats to easy and reliable access to basic necessities, especially food, shelter and energy, causing their prices to increase at an alarming rate. More and more families are being forced to choose between paying rent or buying food. We need guaranteed basic necessities, or GBNs.


Mission 

Our mission is to inspire organizations and individuals to create incentive prize competition challenges for a Controlled (or Closed) Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) Dream House that can regenerate all basic necessities with zero pollution. This will generate a wide selection of all-in-one solutions to choose from. Mastering CELSS, as the new normal for the masses, is the key to solving most of Humanity's worst problems, like scarcity-based: famine, homelessness, poverty, pollution, inequality, crimes, wars, stress, illness, etc. Mass adoption of the CELSS standard for all structures, significantly increases the Earth’s biocapacity and Humanity’s ability to thrive responsibly in any environment. An example of this is the Automated Close Ecosystem (ACE) House: Eco-friendly greenhouses, attached to an eco-friendly house, tended by a network of automated systems and optimized to closed ecosystem standards (the most eco-friendly design possible). It is a modern version of the pre-industrial subsistence family farm. Guaranteed healthy and eco-responsible Basic Necessities (GBNs) are the result. ​​Fully automating the mass production of all ACE House modules will bring down the total cost enough for governments to reasonably subsidize them. Living in zero pollution houses leads to zero pollution habits, values and lifestyles. These lead to zero pollution public and private interests. Imagine a new and indispensable economic sector: CELSS add-ons, upgrades, services, etc. 


Vision

This is the best direction for the Great Reset of the global economy, which currently treats everything as optional, even necessities. Growing overpopulation and increasingly rapid advancements in space technology make it likely that our children could live and work in space. Space colonization is a humane opportunity for unlimited, prosperous and responsible growth for us. Until then, the ACE House provides a safe haven for families, protecting them from the worst consequences of overpopulation. It also acts as a crucial stepping stone for the development of safe and ecologically responsible space colony habitats. The ACE House is an idea looking for a pilot project:

 

 

 

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Greenhouse Roof                                                                      Greenhouse extension                                      Automation ​​

 

Automated Closed Ecosystem (ACE) House: Waste to Guaranteed Basic Necessities (GBNs) Cycle

Transparent, Photovoltaic Graphene Greenhouse

 

Waste to Compost, Clean Energy and Flash Graphene Reactor

 

Graphene + Composites 3-D Printer

 

 

Inputs
Soil, hydroponics, aeroponics
Plant food
Seeds
Water
Sun, LED grow lights, ventilation, automation

Inputs
Compost:

Food, Garden and Human/Pet waste

Recycling and Trash: Paper, plastic, rubber

 

 

 

Inputs
Flash graphene
Graphene composite compatible, plant-based materials

 

 

 

Outputs
Medicine
Clean Air
Graphene composite compatible,

plant-based materials

Multi-use plants
Food

 

 

 

 

 

Outputs
Heat energy
Clean hydrogen
Plant food (humus & fertiliser)

Flash graphene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outputs
Pure graphene, aerographene, graphene foam, etc.
Graphene composites
Graphene-enhanced materials for all economic sectors
Graphene Composite
Clothing Materials
Clean Energy Production and Storage Materials
Energy Plus Construction Materials
Automation Materials
Water Filtration Materials


 

Problems

The COVID-19 Pandemic forced the world into lockdowns, where only essential workers remained employed. This necessitated the adoption of various flavors of Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) for non-essential workers, globally. The leaders and citizens of many of these countries quickly realised that their minimum wages and social assistance programs, before the GBI, were far from sufficient for the purchase of basic necessities. As vaccinations increased, restrictions were eased and GBIs were removed. Many citizens refused to return to work two or three jobs just to make ends meet. This was called the
Great Resignation or the Big Quit. Not forgotten for long, the Climate Crisis has also reclaimed the stage with the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 and a steady rise in history-making natural disasters. The Russian invasion of Ukraine created additional supply chain issues, globally.
 

Desired Future History
 

The goal is to create this new, basic ACE housing standard for which all houses would be mandated to meet or exceed. The lack of reliable access to basic necessities is the root cause for our worst problems, including those identified in the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The ACE House fulfills all of the Goals by directly addressing the cause(s) for each problem:
 

  1. No Poverty: Guaranteed Basic Necessities empower family members to reliably thrive; individually and collectively.
  2. Zero Hunger: A primarily plant-based diet has been proven to be the best fuel for the human body's health and well-being.
  3. Good Health and Well-Being: In addition to the plant-based diet, the included, free membership to the INSTEAD Academy (described below) facilitates personalized, strengths-based: exercises + sports + career paths.
  4. Quality Education: ACE House families get free membership to the Individual Natural Strengths & Talents Exploration, Application and Development - the INSTEAD Academy helps individuals to find their passions, leading to purposeful and fulfilling lives.
  5. Gender Equality: Equal access to thrival necessities provided to all genders.
  6. Clean Water & Sanitation: Algae + ISS water recycler + aerographene filter for clean water. Plant-based antibacterial soaps and detergents for sanitation.
  7. Affordable & Clean Energy: Abundant heat and clean hydrogen extracted from the family’s daily waste production. Transparent photovoltaic graphene can cover the entire house and its greenhouses to supply any additional clean energy needs.
  8. Decent Work & Economic Growth: Since all necessities are reliably self-produced by the ACE houses, the economy becomes luxuries-only; thus, a middle-class lifestyle for poorest. Rapidly reusable rockets are being developed by SpaceX and Blue Origin. They will make the cost of getting people, products and services into space very affordable and very popular, very soon. A shift to a space colonisation (closed ecosystem) economy guarantees economic growth forever. ACEs will play a significant part in this, so better to master them early.
  9. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure: Since the Global Goals will be solved, we can focus on remaining global problems, while opening ourselves to the challenges and opportunities of space colonisation and exploration.
  10. Reduced Inequalities: The only product and service inequalities that will remain will be for luxuries.
  11. Sustainable Cities & Communities: The Houses’ integrated municipal infrastructures and zero pollution make city upgrading and construction easier, cheaper and eco-friendly.
  12. Responsible Consumption & Production: Adopting the ACE Housing Standard globally and universally for all structures.
  13. Climate Action: Each house eliminates most forms of the worst pollution, including the transportation sector. A rapid-deployment, emergency-shelter version of the ACE House can be designed to indefinitely sustain a family of four following a disaster. This is needed for the growing number of natural disasters due to climate change.
  14. Life Below Water: Switching humanity to a primarily plant-based diet and the ACE Housing Standard is welcome news for life below water.
  15. Life on Land: Mass emigration to space colonies means that massive tracts of former city land and farmland can be reforested.
  16. Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions: Guaranteed Basic Necessities will significantly reduce scarcity-based acts of desperation, crime, war, etc.
  17. Partnership for the Goals: Let’s join together to make the ACE Housing Standard a reality!

 

Graphene 
 

Graphene is a miracle material that used to be expensive to produce. The recently discovered flash process makes its prime quality production fast and inexpensive. It can be produced from any material containing carbon, which includes most of our daily household compost, garbage and recycling production. The process also generates significant amounts of hydrogen; a clean fuel that emits only water vapour when burned. By incorporating this technology into the ACE House, it becomes a decisive way of eliminating all household pollution. Mandate that all product packaging be 100% graphenable, then the ACE House becomes an ideal backbone for a circular economy that guarantees basic necessities for everyone. ​


We need permanent, forever solutions, now. We need to start adapting the lifecycles for all of our current products, policies and practices to meet closed ecosystem standards, right now, for a bright future. The early mastery of small, mobile, closed ecosystems will greatly simplify the design of eco-friendly houses, towns, cities, countries, space colonies, etc.:

 

​Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, plans to colonize Mars. Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, plans to colonize space with O’Neill Cylinders. Perhaps both could collaborate to combine their dreams into stages of a plan: Build the O’Neill Cylinders first into a Dyson Swarm, to save Humanity and Earth, in the short term. Then, gravity control research could be emphasized to make permanent colonization of Mars, the Moon and other planets, safe.

"Fundamentally thrivability is visionary - it is about co-evolving a future we want rather than avoiding a future that terrifies us. It is about acting with enthusiasm toward an opportunity rather than away from catastrophe. It is about becoming a good ancestor."

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