A Public Resource Management System for Loomio

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Nathan Cravens

Apr 14, 2020, 11:30:54 PM4/14/20
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I submitted a proposal to Loomio. Feel free to contribute to that discussion here:

This briefer proposes the development of a public resource management widget for Loomio. This can start by:

Building a knowledge and design database and library of ‘things’, ‘services’, ‘transport networks’, and the ‘places’ they inhabit that link to top experts that theorize, build, and maintain them.  

As leading experts are identified, the hunt for the dream development team can begin—a team that may include some of these fields:

UX Designers | Engineers: Software / Automation & Robotics | Product Designers | Materials Scientists | Hospitality  | Architects | City Planners | Operations Managers | Agriculturists

The daunting complexity of the task can be narrowed by starting with a single location and a small set of processes. Company partners can distribute the workload while working in tandem. The framing can start with a single shop, factory, or transport route—and once templates are formed—expand to include city blocks, districts, and whole cities. From the beginning of development, the design principles must enable models flexible enough as not to require continuous work from scratch, by identifying core elements that can transfer to a variety of designs. 

Loomio was based on saving time by making decisions more efficiently. This proposal shares the principle of time efficiency with the insanely ambitious goal of a publicly owned resource management application. It will require extensive modeling, roadmapping, and coordination of practically every known discipline on an unprecedented scale. It is here Loomio can leverage the talent of corporations and governments, with the aim of streamlining and integrating the processes of production, service, and decision making better aligned with user feedback, particularly with products and services in mind.  

With this a public project, all processes should be made as transparent as possible, so long as it does not endanger any individuals. Mirror worlds generated by participants contributing 3D imagery, sound, and location data, in addition to other ways of data visualization, will better enable the cooperation of both users and experts to accelerate innovation, not only for the Loomio platform, but in every field the platform facilitates. 

Building this now is important. Facing the pandemic, with the need for lockdown measures, a publicly observable management system can greatly reduce the need for workers, reducing the spread of contagion, and enable the monitoring of processes, including the use of telerobotics to perform tasks, in a variety of locations from the safety of one’s home. 

Nathan W. Cravens | @nwcrav | p2pfoundation.net/Nathan_Cravens
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