As we witness all of these eco-communities, villages and neighborhoods popping up all around the world.
Internet is becoming saturated with guides on how to live self-sustainable
The open-source movement showing people how to build their own tools, houses and even construction vehicles.
Advents of 3D printing giving us printer that are able to self-replicate,
not a doubt in my mind there will be self-replicable 3D printers building houses in a matter of 5-10 years.
3D printers able of print anything between fine 3D electronics to vehicles and even foods are being developed.
Still, until recently there wasn't a technology available to allow eco-villages to scale up to cities with complex economies.
Currently, scaling such a community up to more than 400-500 people adds complexities that require the centralization of power
and a ton of bureaucracy leading to the same potential points-of-failure as our current city/state councils.
Basically, what the blockchain technology and Ethereum ecosystem in specific offer is pretty similar to what
Jacque envisions, except without being an all powerfull central computer handling everything, it's a network of thousands of
computers each doing their part but sharing a single common database.
What that does is prevent individuals from tinkering with the system's values, for if he was to change an input in the database all other computers would reject it.
With a community ran on a single database operating through smart contracts we can set up all of the needed decentralized governing institutions,
and the rest of infrastructure's underlying software.
-Set up a community mutual credit fund (preferably with a basic income guaranteed)
-With a few clicks, establish a bunch of decentralized autonomous organizations with purposes of establishing and maintaining
specific parts of the community's infrastructure (electricity grid, water, transport, food production, restaurants, events etc.)
-Each of these have a separate interface with a rigid system of deciding what is needed for the project. (posting of ideas > debating and
collaboratively upgrading the ideas > system deciding and picking the right people for the job)
-Set up a decentralized general governing body for everything else (remember: it's censorship resistant and nobody can alter the results)
-Everyone able to set up his identity, which he then uses to access the economy and shift across the organizations. The profile shows the reputation and power tokens
each organization has. The tokens are used to establish how much has he contributed to each organization. If the community is still in transitioning from
"buying stuff", there can be tokens inside each organization representing "shares" on which he can receive automatic dividends.
The profile also knows everything you ever done, and all types of transactions except private companies are not able to monetize your data
because only the system brain itself can access if/when certain contract requires to. (everyone can free-lance all the time)
Remember, all of this runs on a single, transparent, democratized, immutable and censorship resistant database. There can never be no "politician" bending the rules.
Best of all: no paperwork ever needed
Note: non of these are fully developed technologies yet (except the currency as it's the most basic use), but most are actually already in a working prototype
phase and I expect them to be full-feature in a couple of years.