Inspiration

Eleutherios (https://eleutherios.org.nz) is a global cooperative forum or circular economic system, that goes beyond the old local or linear economic system or tight coupling, implied by a single supply chain.

For example, if a person wants to access food or a new house, they have to serve or participate in the financial supply chain system first, in order to receive the food or house.

Business (finance) --> Customer (request e.g. food, house)

What it does

Eleutherios, removes this tight coupling, by inverting or delegating the customer’s request to the business or supply chain system, instead.

Customer (request) --> Business (food, housing)

By, putting the customer or request first, we can scale the request or invite more than one service or supply chain (food, housing) to help serve or manage the request or conversation.

For example, if a person or customer was hungry and isolated at home, they could register with Eleutherios through it’s website and create a forum or request, for some food. A grocery store owner could register as a service in the website and subscribe to the forum and ask the person what food they wanted? The grocery store owner could gather the food from their store and scale the forum by creating a sub-forum for a healthcare worker, to help with the delivery of the food. The healthcare worker could scale the sub-forum again and create another sub-forum for a delivery service and accompany the delivery service and be the person that delivers the food to the isolated person.

Forum (Food)
    Service (Person or customer)
    Service (Grocery store owner)
        Forum (Healthcare worker to deliver food)
        Service (Healthcare worker)
        Forum (Delivery service to deliver food)
            Service (Healthcare worker)
            Service (Delivery service)

Eleutherios, scales the forum or conversation, that people or businesses are having, not the service or work, that they are trying to perform. People or businesses, still provide the same product or service in the world, but within the same conversation as other products, services or supply chains.

How I built it

Eleutherios, is built with an HTML/javascript (Angular) frontend and node.js (nosql/firebase) backend.

Circular tools or features:

  • Forum in forum (redundancy/resilience)
  • Tags for filtering forums or services (searchable)
  • Alerts to keep end users informed when new forums or services are created in the system (notifiable)
  • Blocking to prevent unwanted services or users from serving in forums they have been asked not to serve in or for requesting services, they have been asked not to request (accountability)
  • Service ratings/reviews (accountability)
  • B2B or shared processing (scalability)
  • AI (automatable)

Challenges I ran into

https://github.com/aletheon/eleutherios-alpha/issues

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Discovering that forums can be automated using ML (machine learning). For example, ML can learn the behavior of services and what requests they are likely to make, and make them ahead of time. This is useful in pandemics, where the system can provision, face masks or respirators.

What's next for Eleutherios

1) Complete MVP
2) Create User guide, including how-to videos
3) Test the system
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