The Concordia Grid Network is an attempt to establish a Resource Based Economy first on a nano or micro scale and eventually expand outwards. This means using advanced technology to produce the resources at amount in abundance within grid it's being utilized. The more the grid expands, the more will be produced to keep the amount of resources at an abundant scale.
This "Resourced Based Economy", as it is usually known, ensured that resources such as electricity, food, water, and the basic necessities of life, are available without the need for wage labor in exchange for money to then obtain such resources. It is our view that this "Market Economy" or "Monetary Economy" model is outdated, inefficient, and obsolete.
Although the ideas behind a "Resource-based Economy" have existed in some form for possibly hundreds of years, the concept was established in the mid-20th century by Jacques Fresco when founding The Venus Project. The early 21st century saw significant more exposure and support for an RBE with The Zeitgeist Movement and The Free World Charter. Concordia stands in full support of these co-existing movements in advocating for a Resource-based Economy.
The grid can start as small as one's household. Many have already established a similar model, often labeled as the "Off the Grid" lifestyle. Concordia inverts this concept by establishing our own grid using abundance based technology and expanding this to other households to thereby be "On the Grid".
This is where the concept of a "Mutual Aid Network" comes in. First conceptualized by 19th century social theorist Peter Kropotkin, Mutual Aid is a reciprocal exchange of resources for mutual benefit. The Concordia Grid attempts to utilize Mutual Aid to exchange the resources our grid produces to other households, thereby expanding the grid.