Hi arcologists, one challenge I see for upcoming houses and scaling our approach is keeping the construction sites secure at night and during the time we leave valuable tools, appliances, and belongings in the homes, before anyone lives there to keep an eye on things. Also, cameras would be key for things like monitoring garden growth, live-streaming construction progress, and other ways of engaging with a larger worldwide community and helping focus their attention on solving problems in Detroit. I think this would be the beginning of creating a sense of connection and shared struggle.
I have four Ring outdoor wired cameras at the house that need installing soon, and that would allow community members to help keep watch over all our houses, respond to intruders, and let our neighbors know we are committed to investing in the neighborhood and can also help safeguard the whole street.
I welcome concerns and discussions of privacy here as well, as we can and should mitigate many of those issues.
I’ve also asked Jason, a great local white hat hacker, to help adapt his open source camera system for Arcology, and I’d like to use this thread to discuss our requirements and brainstorm here. Welcome Jason!