The Mothership DAO & The Source Platform
A federation of community DAOs united under a mother DAO which provides the funding, technology and resources to help regenerative communities startup and scale. Through collaboration and collective power organized via a new unified technology platform we disrupt extractive systems, further widening the gap between the conscious, regenerative world and the old paradigm, making it easier for people to choose which side they are on.
Our mission is to connect, unite and empower all the various regenerative endeavors so they can successfully scale and allow more people to step into regenerative community living and a holistic lifestyle.
Essentially, technology and organizations are too splintered, siloed and noisy, with an underlying scarcity mindset preventing the spirit of collaboration to synergize projects.
There is a huge ecosystem of apps and social platforms all vying for dominance without being willing to share the information that content creators provide for free, while being too messy for the golden nuggets to be discovered and authenticated.
Everyone is recreating the wheel with their app, token or their community, and very few are sharing enough of their knowledge about it in a coherent way to help others progress faster. If we can work together to coordinate effectively and stand on each other's shoulders we can reach much greater heights.
The Mothership provides the funding, scaffolding, playbook and connections in order to help communities get organized, find resources, vet members, avoid pitfalls, scale and step into true abundance.
For the tech side, imagine taking the best parts of the web2 world and mashing them up into a unified open-source web3 app, which is actually a collection of various apps built as interchangeable blocks on top of an open distributed database, where contributors own and control sharing of their data.
The key areas of The Source platform are:
Communication Platform that is a next-level Discord to cut through the noise and ask questions
Social Media Platform integrated with the Communication Platform to share data and requests
Official directory of people and organization with the services they provide, like LinkedIn
Project management / Todo-List / Calendar tool integrated with the rest of the stack to connect and schedule service providers seamlessly
Marketplace like an Amazon and Etsy mashup of only regenerative certified products
The Community Catalyst
The Mothership DAO incubates and funds budding communities as well as established ones looking to scale and participate in the regenerative community collective network. The Mothership retains a percentage share of each member community allowing the Mothership's central fund to be replenished as communities become economically viable.
Our incubators are intended to get community creators and managers up to speed on everything they need to make their community a success on multiple levels. Essentially, we provide funding unlocked via smart contracts and a cheat-sheet playbook that if followed properly produces financially abundant and harmonious communities consistently.
Investing and Tokenomics
The main value proposition to investors is fractionalized ownership of a globally dispersed asset pool with a hard-floor because it includes real-estate and shares of businesses started within the communities, while also offering perks such as the ability to live in the various communities in the network.
We consider this the ultimate safety net investment since having a global network of communities to choose from could be a life saver. The investment would be considered a utility token, instead of a security, since they are technically buying rights to use community resources.
A separate coin, such as SEEDS, used for exchanging goods and services within the community and with partners serves as the economic backbone and tracker that incentivizes people to contribute to the new-earth system.
New-Level of Connection and Collaboration
The key to a new level of collaboration, which will allow us to use our precious resources more effectively, including our mental energy, is a smart communication and management platform.
Imagine if the best part of the web2 apps, such as Discord, Gmail, LinkedIn, Asana, Craigslist, Task Rabbit, Uber, Quora, Stack Exchange, Reddit, Twitter, FB, IG, Wikipedia, Medium, and Google Calendar evolved into a unified open source distributed app with a smart tagging, sharing, matching and voting system.
This would allows us to collaborate on and connect members to the most relevant info and services within the regenerative community. We would save so much time, resources and energy by being able to get to the crux of the specific matters and get help with our projects / daily tasks with minimal effort.
Imagine if this app was an open framework for anyone to develop their app on, so that users could pick and choose which components fit their needs best, with the most widely used in your circles becoming the default for new users automatically.
Imagine being able to compensate content creators, especially those who answer our key questions properly, with a token that can be used within the greater ecosystem. Imagine how much more ride sharing would happen if there were more incentives and ways to easily sync up schedules.
Imagine a smart matching pool where people can get connected simply by fleshing out their wish list and offerings, since a universal law says that we have to give before we can receive. With smart matching we can share each person's data with just those where a connection is possible.
Membership, Groups and Vouching
In order to keep a community feel and the static to a minimum we have to restrict access, similar to how Clubhouse required an invite, so membership requires vouching levels from other regenerative community members to join, which are tied to reputation.
Some information people only want shared within certain groups that they trust and some information will only be shared pseudonymously, allowing privacy with a level of clout.
There are already amazing platforms out there, such as Holochain, that have addressed the inherent issues of privacy and distributed ledgers.
Weights and Personalized Views
We value some people opinions much more then others due to their experience and ethos, so each person's view of the data is different based on an algorithm that weighs posts/answers that have been upvoted by certain individuals within a web of connections, like your mentor's mentor.
Using smart-tagging and machine learning based on the user's feedback of what is relevant to them we tailor the feed, allowing users to spend their time effectively.
Cutting through the Noise
Imagine how much easier it would be to digest the immense amount of information being created each day if we use AI / machine-learning to tag and boil down the stories to their essence and see the main discussions that bubble out of it with weighted responses.
Collecting and Utilizing Useful Data
By incorporating standardized and automated data collection on projects into the tech platform we are able to better understand the resources required for projects and how our inputs affect the environment, especially soil health and food cultivation.
The project management part of the app automatically records the various costs of all parts of projects, both in currency and hours, allowing others to get a better understanding how to budget for similar projects and where to source the resources.
This data collection also allows a type of log or journal for the community and the individuals involved, allowing prospective community members and investors to get a pulse on how it's developing and allowing individuals to easily prove the projects they have worked on as a way of vetting for other communities.
Revenue and Funding of the Platform
The funding for the tech platform would come from the DAO tokens, which follow the Giveth model of a bonding curve combined with a vesting period and enough of a treasury reserve for funders to exit later.
A major source of revenue would come from allowing conscious businesses to advertise on the platform, and by charging a small fee for the payments made to service providers through the platform.
App developers receive contributions based on how much their app was being utilized, incentivizing them to refine their apps and implement feature requests.
The Cafe and Co-Working Spaces as Interim Community-Hubs
The amount of drive it takes to create communities and their supporting enterprises is difficult to sustain while working alone or at home, which is why starting a co-working space or incubator-house is an ideal first step for community creators.
Co-working spaces are supercharged with creative energy and allows your team to assemble and work side by side in a physical location to create synergy.
Taking it a step further, community creators can start a cafe in the front of their co-working space that can be a member-only institution to start building wider community engagement while keeping the vibe clean and high.
Utilizing the playbook and funding from the Mothership, the cafe will easily become an income generator before the community land project is even started, while providing a public face, meeting place and credibility for investors.
By joining all the individuals and organizations of the regenerative and conscious communities together as a pool with massive buying power we are able to disrupt existing industries.
Imagine the collective designing sustainable and open source appliances which are intended to last decades and be easily repaired. This not only saves money by buying as a collective, but also cuts down the huge waste streams, proprietary parts and the tyranny of choice so prevalent in the western world.
Regenerative Business Certification
By offering different levels of regenerative business certifications we make it much easier for people to know who to support, especially in large marketplaces, and for organizations to have a clear path to become more sustainable.
The score is calculated by a web of connections for each product used, allowing transparency of the supply chain. Automatically offering alternatives from certified partners makes it easy for them to switch and allows the collective effect of dropping prices as more people switch over to the sustainable businesses.
The Future is Already Here
While this vision may seem over-arching to some, all the pieces are already here. This has been in the collective consciousness for some time and many have been traveling down this path already.
We just have to start working more closely together to refine the amazing innovations that have emerged. We have to come together in the same physical spaces for intensives to open the flow of synergy that will propel our collective vision into reality.