Who would have thought that it would take all the way till 2020 for mutual-aid to be actually utilized on a large sale, despite that fact Peter Kropotkin came up with the concept over a century ago. But of course, mutual-aid as it’s currently utilized within the already existing social system. There’s also a lot of media spotlight on the “off the grid” lifestyle. Yes, this does rebuke the existing social system, but is is done so on an individual/family basis with no connection with others doing the same thing. Isn’t it about time we combine those ideas together? Instead of just getting “off” the grid and nothing else, why don’t we create our own grid to get “on”? That’s why I propose an RBE “grid” for people to get “on” to by initiating the RBE model on a microscopic/household level. As it grows, it can than be expanded to other households in the community within a mutual-aid framework.
I see no other way in getting an RBE implemented. This year is the 10th anniversary of when the 3rd film came out and not only has the technology described in the film not been utilized, the exact opposite has happened. Instead of the using 3D printing technology to build housing in abundance, the US has been in a housing/affordability crisis because the building of homes has far under-paced demand.
Obviously, there will be a lot of debate as to how this “grid” could get started up and how effective it could be. Sorry if I sound like a cynical bastard here, but I’d say this idea is a hell of a lot more constructive than having all of us vegetate on social media forever. Regardless, this idea still warrants discussion.