The Global Village Construction Set

The Global Village Construction Set

Postby Dave Z » Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:25 pm

The Global Village Construction Set

The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost set of blueprints that enables fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The name, GVCS, has been coined for the [project]... [O]ur Vision [is] collaborative design for a transparent and inclusive economy of abundance.

-- From the GVCS Wiki


The GVCS concept was introduced by Marcin Jakubowski in 2003, and its goals reframed in 2019. It's principle aspects include:

  • Open source designs
  • Off-the-shelf components
  • 'Tinker'-level assembly
  • Modularity (allows tools to be combined and/or used with others)
  • Boot-strap approach
  • Prioritized Design / Develop / Prototype / Completion schedule
  • Pursuit of "...human evolution for a transition from a proprietary, military economy - to a collaborative economy.


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The GVCS is not specifically oriented toward rebuilding industrial civilization post-cataclysm, but it seems well worth considering in that context. Its organizational principles seem sound and as, if not more manageable than industrial evolution in a market environment.

Off-the-shelf components may well abound in the Grace Period. Certainly, they will be more common than specialized hardware components. Later, development with a target of the GVCS or some equivalent may be one viable pathway forward.

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