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|The vehicles shall have embedded intelligence. Computer technology can be seen as evolving by slow migration of problem - solving skills from the human body to formal systems, and in turn from those to electro-mechanical devices. Studies of traffic as a continuous fluid reveal that flows owe their coherence to the drivers psychological reaction to proximity to other vehicles. At low vehicular concentration we have a regime of short trains of cars at short distance with large distances between platoons all governed by drivers desired speed. On the other hand, as the concentration of vehicles reaches a critical
threshold, the fluid switches to another regime, a collective fow in which each car moves at a speed totally restrained by its neighbours. If we embed mechanical intelligence into the non-linear dynamical system formed by motorised vehicles in a neural net bottom up synthetic road...NOT in a symbolic top down analytical route. The dynamics of the traffic system itself will be made part of the decision making process and allow the environment to
contribute to the solution of the traffic problem. Here we can learn from the self organisation of insect societies. Embedding computers in the cars so that they can "attract" one another with varying strength may lead to the emergence of "swarm" intelligence in the traffic flow. What is needed is a traffic system that learns? Ideally the whole vehicle/roadway/traffic signal system should become an emergent optimiser.
An O P E N DOOR from the Greenway is a sign to passers by that they are welcome to enter your home and garden. For example - a lay teacher may have a home, garden and workspace developed as a teaching tool and passing children (and adults) can join in when they wish. - A cook may open a bakery and restaurant - a botanist - a greenhouse - a gymnast, a gym - a painter, a studio - a ceramist, a kiln - an actor, a theater- a midwife, a birthing space - a poet, a coffee house - a gourmet, a restaurant - a photographer, a studio- swimmer, a pool - historian, a collection - musician, a recital room - storekeeper, a shop house - a facilitator, a meeting place - a priest, a chapel - a guru, an ashram.
Open our doors and windows to bring our SCHOOLING; FOOD; CREATION and PRODUCTION back home. Homes contain workshops or studio spaces, connected by room service electric vehicle and electronic network so the whole community can be considered one flexible" manufacturing" facility - an integrated and responsive organism. It really is a distributed "factory". The house and space around it are considered and designed as one. The various spaces and structures all contributing to the health of home and the community. The home is the focus of the community and includes work, learning and other activity spaces. At the same time we shape our dwellings we are being shaped by them. The dwellings will also tend toward biological, field, transforming, dynamic, integrated, pulsing forms. Our dwelling does not finish at its walls, it is contiguous with its surroundings, garden, mews, greenway and the whole village. Its walls only define more privacy within our whole environment. Departure from the house is entry into the surroundings, you leave the surroundings to enter the house. Design it all together, the spaces and paths between, the spaces within and without, create them all with joy and magic whilst providing yourself - the in habitant and the ex habitants - with a place of deep health. Every person and place is special. Small can be beautiful. Dwellings can be of diverse designs with a strong emphasis on the sacred and personal and are often co-created and constructed with the inhabitants with forms ranging from the crystalline to free flowing Gaudi type structures. Sustainability is the deciding factor in construction with the necessity to close the cycle either by allowing adobe type materials to come from and go back directly into the earth or the global recipes of materials such stainless steel and aluminium to be returned for remanufacturing into ever more efficient a product, doing more with less each time around.
Remember your home is a tool: -a service to support you in your own path. So we may see houses, walls, mews and services of diverse forms and densities, constructed from a great variety of materials including recycled trash, straw bales, bamboo, stone, earth, tensile skins and stainless steel. Buildings and technologies from different historic times and cultures will also be mixed. The house is only a small part of the global village structure, more a box connected to many service lines. As our technology becomes more homogenous with nature and bio engineering becomes more natural the buildings are minimally differentiated from their natural surroundings and may integrate symbiotic flora and fauna, much as our body integrates many micro organisms. The house is also a living machine