Pirate Cycling Concept
Live better and help others to live better.
Pirate cycling is a project to spread the message of Freedom and free culture in society by taking free software and other related projects as a proof of concept.
The objective of the pirate movement is to make the people think freely and act to help the society to live and grow with minimum dependency. We are trying to demonstrate a sustainable growth model from the free culture. We are also targeting to connect various communities in Kerala who already act in the same direction. We are providing pirate movement as a platform for people who are conscious about freedom and free culture.
Traditional economics is concerned about the needs of human societies which do not match with the resources available. As the needs are plenty and the resources are scarce, the economists discusses the mode of distribution. In this scenario the concept of haves and have-nots was postulated which is the basic to the current unequal distribution of wealth in societies. Practically the economists spread the idea that the have-nots have to depend on haves to meet their requirements. The basic needs addressed were of food, cloth and shelter and the dependency was induced around these needs. Modern society added a few more things such as Air and Water, the availability of which are getting drastically decreasing because of pollution. In the most modern society the resources of Information and Energy decide the economic well being of the society.
Resources of information include the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. The aim of the society is to gain competitive advantage internationally, through using information technology (IT) in a creative and productive way. The knowledge economy is its economic counterpart, whereby wealth is created through the economic exploitation of understanding. The societies who have the means to partake in this form of activities belong to the group of haves and the remainders are the have nots.
Management of energy resources has become very crucial as the cost of energy has become a significant factor in the performance of economy of societies. Energy management involves utilizing the available energy resources more effectively that is with minimum incremental costs. Since now energy plays an essential role in societies, the ownership and control of energy resources plays an increasing role in politics. At the national level, governments seek to influence the sharing of energy resources among various sections of the society through pricing mechanisms; or even who owns resources within their borders.
For a particular society or community, if some force holds the absolute control on any of the above, it will have absolute control over that particular community or group of people. In other words the controlled societies have to depend on the controlling forces to meet their needs. The best way to free the people from this scenario is make the society self sufficient by removing these dependencies by meeting the requirements from locally available resources.
How it is possible?
Here the wealth is created through the economic exploitation of understanding. Unlike other resources, information and knowledge can be shared and they actually grow through application. Science is a form of knowledge. Technology is one of end products of science. It is a common usable form of science. When science is adapted to meet the common man's requirement it becomes a technology. If it is free to flow, two things can happen. One can avoid the reinvention of wheel; it can lead to modification resulting in newer or better technology. Knowledge can grow faster when it is shared.
Free Software: Software is a form of knowledge. Free Software is the most leading proof of concept of community effort and sharing of knowledge. In this system we have proved free flowing knowledge is far better than restricted one. It also reduced the absolute dependacy of the end user to a particular service provider.
Independent energy source:
A decentralised independent but connected energy source is the answer to this problem. All most all available energy on the earth is derived from sun. We have verity of renewable source to extract it, like Solar, wind, Bio-Mas. But now we are depending mainly on centralised systems like fossil, nuclear and huge hydal systems. Since these systems are very huge and complex an ordinary society can never get a control over it, instead they can become a slave of that system.
Since photo voltaic and solar thermal systems are becoming more common, we believe it will be a promising technology of the future. At the same time wind and bio-mas are much more easy to extract. The technology is very simple and even a school student can do it. Also this is the best possible protest against Nuclear, thermal, and other huge evil power plants.
Cycle: Bicycle is one of the best solutions for public transport with minimum environmental hazard and maximum mobility as a cost effective solution. Most of the people prefer Motor bike over bike(Bicycle) as a trend rather than as a solution. So our attempt is to set a trend on bikes and e-bikes as a eco-friendly alternative.
Campaign: During the journey we are getting support from various local organizations and free software groups to spread the message. They will organize various training programs on free software and free culture.