A complete paradigm shift is coming, and sooner than you may think! It’s the prosumer revolution! Yes, no longer are people just consumers, they will become prosumers. Able to consumer still, but using their assets, they will be able to produce as well. And by the people joining forces, that production will grow to economies of scale, which will force the centralized entities to either adapt or get out of the people’s way.
Well, my nickname for the people is Ludacris, exactly how this channel is because it’s time for Chico Crypto! The prosumer revolution is going to hit on many fronts. It’s going to involve blockchain, digital assets, data, and even physical assets across the board.
That means every industry eventually will have a prosumer revolution within it but some industries are already leading the charge! For example, the energy industry. An energy prosumer is actually a common term across Europe! Many Europeans are ditching their consumer energy bills! Utilizing their energy assets to produce and get paid. Actually bringing power back to the people.
And that power gets amplified, when prosumers band together, and create community-based virtual power plants So where are the virtual power plants, community-based within America? Well, don’t miss my live streams, because over the weekend I showed there is a prosumer revolution, beginning in my home state of California. In July of 2020, The Energy Coalition announced it was awarded a 9 million dollar grant, by the California Energy Commission, for a blockchain-based Renewables project. Blockchain and energy this has to be prosumer-based but first who is The Energy Coalition TEC?
Well, it’s a California-based energy profit, that has some influence, as their client list includes many of California’s top energy companies, and cities! So now who was working with the TECon on this blockchain renewables project and what exactly is it? Well, this PRweb article titled LosAngeles Disadvantaged Community to host The Largest Advanced Energy CommunityBuilt on Blockchain tells us just that. It states The Energy Coalition and CommunityElectricity, in collaboration with UCLA and a consortium of best-of-breed partners, have been awarded a $9M grant and The Basset-AvocadoAdvanced Energy Community (BAAEC) is defined as the site host of the project.
The award-winning consortium will deploy an innovative and versatile model focused on providing affordable, locally produced renewable energy and energy services at scale within a disadvantaged community. It then says The BAAEC Prototype Phase I and Phase II total investment will be close to $20 million dollars, including partner matching funds.
Additional partners in the prototype build-out include ACLIMA, Ampere Energy, EnelX, Google, Green Commuter/EVShare, Grid Alternatives, IoT SENSORCOM, Purple Air, Solarays, Sonnen, Space AI, StrongBlock, Tetra InnovationsGroup, Tritium, and Winn Energy Control. A lot of big names some we recognize, some we don’t but who is the blockchain partner?
Well, that is the first listed Community Electricity and going to their website what are they all about? Turning communities into Virtual Power Plants I’ve never heard of the community electricity blockchain though, have you!? If they don’t have a blockchain, which one is being used? Well, this Tweet from the Energy Coalition ties it all together. They retweeted the Energy web Chain, and said proudly to work with our partners over at decarbLA(Community Electricity) on the Basset-AvocadoAdvanced Energy Community project! And they reply likewise 3 big, main partners in just 1 tweet.
Energy Webs involvement is confirmed from this October 2020 blog, Community Electricity and EnergyWeb Announce Partnership to BringDecentralized Tech to DisadvantagedCommunities Across the Americas. The article states Community Electricity will deploy digital infrastructure across multiple power plants, customers, and distributed energy resources (DERs) to enable multiple applications leveraging the Energy WebDecentralized Operating System (EW-DOS).
Energy Web is obviously the blockchain backbone! Now, I just want to make this connection. One of the partners listed on Basset is none other than google so it’s feasible to say, Google may have been introduced to the energy web stack last year! Well, they must have liked what they saw Remember last month it was announced they were backing Energy Web with a grant to harmonize low carbon markets across Europe.
Interesting to see the connection on multiple levels, but now it’s time to get a bit deeper. From the community electricity website, they have a basic design and flow of the entire community system, and as you can see a piece of it is satellites. which leads us to another partner listed, Space AI Going to their website, I thought hey this kind of looks like a satellite network, and since Elon Musk has Starlink, just announced he was doing Doge-1, satellites..this may be connected.
Well sorry to be the bearer ofBAD news. It isn’t Elon behind SpaceAI But there may be connections. Now Finding out who exactly was behind Space AI, took some digging, but the Chico Crypto editor Cody was able to find this article about DiegoFavarolo, who is wearing the shirt with the SOS, morse code from the SPACE AI website, and the article says he is the CEO and founder.
The article also says He is One of SiliconValleys most disruptive entrepreneurs, he is now deploying a number of hi-tech projects for a company that’s ready to jump into the future. Previously he founded DIY rockets, whose objective was to destroy rocket science and turn it into a free file that you can download from your home computer. DIY rockets ran an exercise to design a spacecraft capable of carrying a Cubesat to the low Earth orbit.
Anyone could participate under a simple set of rules: the blueprints had to be open source and the engine must be 3D-printable. The results were 10 engines developed in four months in collaboration with some of the US top universities and even NASA. It’s a space BOI and that morse code symbol, from his SPACE AI website and on his shirtless us further down a hole to a network.
This is called the Open SpaceNetwork which from the website says it’s a distributed collaborative network, Created for the Cubesat Standard. Aka the nano-small satellites. Scrolling down, a piece of the open Space Network is the Node-1. What does this do? It allows innovators to build collaborative networks, integrating space, IoT, unmanned vehicles, and robotic entities. Now the morse code symbol of Space AI, and on the homepage of the Open Space Network, doesn’t stand for saving our ship.
I found this content, which explains it. Let’s watch now A network, utilizing virtual machines, and there was a token within this Network but as we can see that video was made 3 years ago. Is this Open Space Network even alive or launched!? Oh yeah, it is. Going to the Open Space NetworksYoTube channel, they only have 2 videos.
One eight months ago, which looks to be a presentation of the network but the other was just in February of this year, and it’s a live stream of the PSLV C51LAUNCH carrying SAI I and 18 other satellites. Yes, a live stream of a rocket launch, but they were to make sure it was known that the specific satellite, SAI 1 separation success was confirmed. Using Gunther’s space station to search by known satellites, we can find this specific one, even a picture of it.
They say The SAI 1/NanoConnect 2 is a 2U CubeSat technology demonstrator developed by the UNAM, the national autonomous university of Mexico, which will test power, computer, communications, and mechanical satellite systems in the space environment.
The mission is a joint effort with LINX-ICN-UNAMthat is providing the subsystems for the platform. It will also test a software-defined radio unit from Space AI Inc., San Francisco! So whatever SpaceAI and the open space network, have been working on.
Its initial launch got up into the skies in February!! So how does this Tie into Mr. Musk!? I said there may be connections. Well, remember, Diego Favarolo is the founder, and going to his Linkedin he’s a graduate of Singularity University! Where he worked as the matternet team leader. First, who is Singularity university!?
Well, it’s a graduate, advanced university, founded by Peter Diamandis…yes that same Peter, who is also the founder of xPrize, who is collaborating with Elon Musk on the 100million dollar carbon Capture prize…Peter and Elon, just had a sit-down conversation about it, recorded in April.
Now, remember. what Diego worked on at Singularity…the matternet team. Well, matternet today, is a full-on futuristic drone service company, working with big partners, across the world, and even powering the first drone-powered airline in the US…which makes SingularityUniversity.
Read More: VET & Vetho coin Explained