Proceedings of the 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction


no1s1 - a blockchain-based DAO prototype for autonomous space

Jens J Hunhevicz 1, Hongyang Wang 1, Lukas Hess 2, Daniel M Hall 1
1 ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2 Dezentrum, Switzerland

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.185
Abstract: We introduce our ongoing research on no1s1 (“no-ones-one”), a meditation pod that aims to be the first autonomous space. To frame our early thinking, we conceptualize what we call Decentralized Autonomous Space (DAS) as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) linked to a physical location. DAOs leverage a combination of Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create self-governing coordination mechanisms through smart contracts. Therefore, DAS can self-create and self-manage, and ultimately self-own. DAS is presented as a potentially disruptive paradigm of future housing and infrastructure with wide-ranging implications to the built environment.
Keywords: Building Information Modeling, CloudBIM, Interoperability
Pages: 27 - 33

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