How Copiosis Works: A Practical Example


Editors note: Some discovering Copiosis for the first time have a hard time figuring out how it would work in a practical sense. At the bottom of this page of our website we offer two examples showing how the system works. We’re sharing this one in our blog so more can understand Copiosis’ elegance. We’ll add more examples to the site in the future. If you have a specific question abut how Copiosis works, feel free to contact us.

How food gets from ground to consumers

Let’s say a person decides they want to become a farmer. It doesn’t matter what kind or what it is they want to farm. But let’s assume they know how to farm. They just need land, equipment supplies and people that will help.

This person contacts a coordinator. A coordinator is a person who, obvious by the name, coordinates and connects producers with similar desires and passions. We call people like these today “networkers”, “people brokers” and “connectors”.

The coordinator knows she will be rewarded NBR when she connects producers who create something that produces Net Benefit Value (NBV). NBV is what the algorithm calculates using data fed to it by researchers, scientists, statisticians and other experts. These people measure and collect data on what’s happening in the global society. They do this work because they know what they do creates a lot of NBV and so they will receive a lot of NBR for their work.

The coordinator knows when she connects producers and the producers create NBV, she’ll get NBR too because NBV is what the Copiosis society is all about. NBV means, value has been created that makes people and the planet better in net terms. If no NBV gets created nobody gets any NBR, including the coordinator. So everyone involved, if they want NBR, must ensure everyone else contributes to the end result: NBV creation.

So the coordinator is eager to hear our new producer’s idea. Let’s call this producer Tom the farmer. So Tom the farmer tells the coordinator he needs some land. In a different scenario, Tom might already know of someone, or he might have land himself. But let’s say he doesn’t have any.

But the coordinator knows of a landowner looking to offer land to someone willing to work it. The landowner knows that if he offers the land, and the land’s conditions are optimal and kept that way, he’ll get NBR too for the NBV he produces as a result of letting someone like Tom use his land.

So the coordinator, let’s call her Sue, connects Tom to the landowner. Tom shows the landowner his plans. The landowner takes Tom on a land tour. The landowner is interested because he’s prepared his land on purpose for farming. He was waiting for exactly this kind of opportunity!

Good work Sue!

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A deal gets struck

Tom, the coordinator and the landowner declare, through their mobile devices, that an arrangement has been made between Tom and landowner, with assistance from Sue, the coordinator. Now the Copiosis Organization knows everything it needs to know (so far) to distribute NBR to the parties.

Interestingly, the landowner’s land is 42 acres. Far more land than Tom can manage on his own, even with automation. Sue knows this too. So does the landowner. So, after their declaration, Sue suggests she help Tom source help.

She can do this in all kinds of ways, but let’s choose the following option: Sue uses the NBR opportunity group on Facebook, a clearing house where people looking for things they can do to create NBV can find such things. Facebook offers this clearing house. The people running that aspect of Facebook thereby create a lot of NBV. After all, they’re helping people find things they can do. So these people running the clearing house get NBR for providing that service. Sue BTW also gets more NBR for connecting Tom with Facebook.

In about a week, Tom not only has helping “hands” available, he also has equipment and seed and other things he needs to run his new farm. He got those the same way these folks came to help: everyone giving him resources he needs will get NBR for the NBV they help create.

Even utilities are provided to Tom at not cost to him. Why? Because everyone who contributes to Tom’s activity helps Tom create NBV. So everyone contributing will be rewarded NBR. Tom doesn’t reward them. The Copiosis Organization using the Copiosis algorithm rewards them.

Meanwhile, Tom doesn’t have to pay any utility bills, or meet a payroll. He doesn’t have to borrow money from a bank to buy equipment, or give equity to investors. Money doesn’t exist in Copiosis after all and yet everyone involved is sure of their ability to contribute to the overall NBV of Tom’s farm.

So now Tom has everything he needs. He organizes all these resources and people in the way he sees fit. Let’s say he recognizes the talents of each person, so he let’s those people call the shots in the specific areas Tom and the people have agreed they will work. It could be organized another way, but that’s how Tom wants it.

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Meanwhile, John Deere, the company providing the large farming equipment, dispatches a team that will ensure the equipment Tom’s team uses stays in tip-top shape. Why? Same answer: those people will get NBR for the NBV that looks like the John Deere equipment continuing to work…

…One season in

Tom has a yield of beets raring to go. His team harvested them in the manner they designed as a team. Tom meanwhile has gone out and worked with Sue to find stores that would be interested in stocking his beets. But she couldn’t find enough to take his entire harvest.

That’s ok. Tom is smart and this is just his first year. He’s already set aside a small portion of the remaining harvest for seeds for next season. He’s also contacted local school districts which are happy to take a portion of his harvest and serve the fresh beets to students via the kitchen. Tom also coordinated with Sue to set up a CSA where he can offer a portion of the remaining harvest to local families. Of the remaining portion of his harvest he arranged half of it to be combined with other produce Sue has organized to be shipped to India. The final half he’s arranged, with the help of the landowner, to go to a local dairy where it will feed cows.

All these decisions of Tom’s generates a lot of NBV. The Copiosis Organization has been collecting data on Tom’s operation since it started, so they know what’s going on. Researchers are feeding the algorithm with all these data and Tom starts seeing the NBR roll in. Same with Sue. Same with the landowner, same with John Deere and Facebook employees, same with people working alongside Tom.

Meanwhile, all kinds of consultants visit Tom’s farm. They offer Tom new ways to do framework that the consultants promise will increase NBV of Tom’s farm. Tom accepts some and rejects others. In other areas of the farm, Tom’s team accepts still other ideas from other consultants. Tom doesn’t know about this and really, Tom doesn’t care, so long as whatever changes happen increase rather than decrease NBV. Consultants who succeed in increasing the farm’s NBV of course also get NBR.

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Beets transportation ready

We still have beets headed to the stores, right? Let’s see how that works…

A third of the stores have their own distribution systems – driverless trucks sent out to collect products booked from producers upstream in the supply chain. That process is simple: the trucks arrive at Tom’s farm. Tom’s team loads the beets and declare transfer of ownership of said loads to the store’s distribution operation. The store declares acknowledgment and off the trucks go.

They arrive at the store’s distribution center, which divvies up portions of the beets depending on predicted beet demand for each store. People monitoring this automated process (in the same way military drone pilots operate drones from a distance) create a lot of NBV moving products this way. So they’re being rewarded NBR. Meanwhile, people at Volvo, the company that makes the trucks, are creating a lot of NBV as they have trucks like these operating all over the world. In fact, maybe Volvo runs the monitoring and operating hub right there at their own headquarters on behalf of the stores. Or maybe in distribution centers in each timezone. Whatever the case, these people get rewarded NBR for all that NBV they’re creating moving all this stuff around. It’s more than beets for sure!

So the beets arrive at the store, back room workers unload the beets or if the operation is large, automated systems unload the trucks and move the beets into the stores. As that happens, the beets are weighed, tagged and accounted for as beets move along the supply chain to their final destination: the customers’ hands (or mouths).

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Finally, clerks take the beets from the back into the shopping area and put them on stands with the right labeling and packaging. Those acts are NBV producing too, so those people get rewarded NBR.

Mom and pop stores benefit too

For stores that don’t have automated distribution systems, it’s basically the same except there’s a driver in the truck. The driver may be an independent producer with his own truck, or may be part of the store driving the truck. These stores may be independents, small local stores owned by a family wherein the son drives a Ford F150. Let’s go with that.

So Jim, the store owner’s son, arrives at Tom’s farm with the F150. He greets Tom and tries a beet Tom had steamed beforehand. They’re delicious! Tom helps Jim load the baskets. Jim reports in his mobile device that Tom helped him so Tom will get a nice little bit of NBR for the NBV produced called “Jim not having to load the truck on his own.”

Jim also declares taking the prescribed amount of beets into his ownership. Tom declares releasing that same amount of beets into Jim’s ownership. So now Jim owns the beets. This declaration/transaction happens any time someone comes and takes possession of Tom’s beets.

Jim drives his truck full of beets to his dad’s store. He unloads them with help from his dad. Jim makes another declaration that his dad helped so his dad gets NBR for that kindness. His dad declared ahead of time that Jim went to fetch the beets, so when the beets arrive, Jim and his dad make a declaration completing the beet transportation transaction from Jim to his dad, accounting for the NBV created by Jim delivering beets to his dad.

That’s right, Jim gets NBR for transporting beets for Tom AND for his dad.

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Jim also helps his dad stock the produce section with the beets so both he and his dad get NBR when consumers come in and walk out with beets. To be sure beets are available to everyone, Jim’s dad sets in their software system a limited amount that each consumer can have. That way Jim’s dad maximizes his NBR by distributing beets to as many customers as he can.

So Sally, a regular customer of Jim’s dad’s store, now wants some beets. She loves shopping at Jim’s dad’s store. Jim’s dad, let’s call him Clint, knows this so he sends an email or text to Sally letting her know beets are in. Sally appreciates this and makes a declaration of receipt of the message. That message benefitted Sally because she can now go get fresh beets! Clint just got some NBR for sending Sally the heads up.

Sally high-tails it to the store, goes in and Clint already has a bushel wrapped and ready for her at the counter. Sally makes another declaration about that nice gesture, which Clint confirms and Clint gets even more NBR in addition to the expected NBR for providing Sally beets.

Meanwhile, his store’s inventory system deducts that many beets from his inventory and transfers it to Sally. Clint gets more NBR for providing food to Sally and Sally puts a declaration in Clint’s reputation account for the pleasure of having her beets all ready when she got there.

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