The purpose of this page is to:
1. How can I help advance the design specifications and contribute to the project?
Every day, thousands of individuals and teams all over the world apply effort toward this common direction. Contributors to The Auravana Project are here to integrate their discoveries and efforts into a unified design specification that details the logical derivation and structural operation of the Community.
We are a highly motivated team of dedicated individuals working toward this common direction. We are inviting anyone interested in joining us in our mission to live and create for the highest fulfillment of all. Operationally speaking, we participate on this project in a self-directed, collaborative, and integrated manner. As individuals, we contribute where we have an interest and the necessary skills. If you have an interest, but do not have the skill set necessary to advance the project along the lines of your interest, then as you work toward developing skills in your area of interest, your learning and skill development may be exactly what is needed to advance a less developed (or possibly, errored) area of the project. Sometimes it is easier for a learner to spot gaps, contradictions and errors in an existing design than it is for a “professional” to notice those same issues.
NOTE: At the present time we are not separating out participation by role or specialty. Yet, if you have a developed specialty and are interested in contributing, then we would greatly appreciate your help.
If you want to take an active role in making this world a better place through further development of our common direction, then there are many ways you can help. Here are just some of the ways you can become involved in the Project.
2. Scope of work to be completed
Please note that our scope of work is currently being integrated into a comprehensive and "professional" project plan that describes what we have completed to date and how we are going to finalize the design specifications and found/build the first community of this kind.
Our present sub-projects include:
Please note that we are open-source and free-sharing everything needed for duplication of each component and/or all of The Auravana Project. Everything we do is added to our online platform without patents, copyrights, or limitations of use of any kind. This means everyone is welcome and encouraged to use anything we create in any way they like. We are designing a scalable and duplicable system that could transform the planet within ten years. If we design a community for a thousand people and the technology and systems in the community could duplicate the community and itself every 6 months we could house 10 billion people in approximately 10 years or 20 duplications. Join us in this effort.
3. Frequently asked questions about participation and contribution to the project.
Q. Is there an application process?
A. No. There is no application process at the present time; you are either participating through your contributions or you are not.
Q. What do we do on a daily basis? In other words, what would it look like if "I" where to participate in this project.
A. We complete tasks along the lines of our project plan (i.e., scope of work) toward the design and development of the first community of this kind. It is important to note that when we communicate as participants to this project, we focus on "tangible contribution" items and activities that maximize our forward movement toward the completed design and eventual establishment of the proposed community. "Tangible contribution" refers to work directly related to the project's identified action items. We focus on tangible items and activities to maximize our energies, effort expenditure, and productivity as participants to this project.
Q. I am interested in participating, but I would first like to know what the project's purpose, goals, and core values are.
A. Our overarching purpose, goals, and values are detailed at length in the Social System specification (they are also referenced and defined at further length in the Decision System specification). Please see the table of contents of the two specifications for location. Some of this content is also noted on our 'About' webpage.
Q. Do you accept financial contributions?
A. If you would like to contribute financially, then please contact us via our contact page.
Q. I am interested in founding the first community.
A. Our organization would need to analyse your proposal including the land (through a 'land assessment') and a jurisdictional analysis would need to be completed on your State and local jurisdiction. There is still a lot of work that needs to be completed before we initiate the founding of the first community-city. Because our designs are open source we don't have any requirements from you, so you could, in fact, implement these designs in any way you like.
Like any major project proposing social and economic change, this will take time and many iterations. Help us make the best online experience for everyone who contributes: Send us your thoughts, suggestions, or desire to contribute through our contact page, or add your first tangible contribution through our Team Communications page.
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