Nevertheless, far from a Luddite’s dream, this is a call for attention to a movement in society that is picking up speed: DIY modern homesteading. Away from the intangibility of today’s highly over-leveraged global economy, individuals are starting to build decentralized, self-sufficient systems for living. Taking from the current system only what will help towards self-sufficiency, a massive social mitosis is on the horizon. When enough people do this, off-grid communities will arise, a movement back to a fully tangible way of living based on harvesting resources directly from nature, self-reliance and community cooperation.
Just like picking fruit from nature, plastic “waste” from our current society will be collected, recycled and 3d printed into any object needed. Plastic will then become the main currency. Houses will be incrementally built with plastic bricks as a durable option and as a store of value—melt value architecture. Paradoxically, to end loneliness we must actively become independent of millions to, once again, rely on a few.