The Bolivian Water Wars and the Gezi Park Movement were the opening shots in a series of events that precipitated a complete rejection of the hegemony of neo-liberal policy. Many minds, with their different strands of thought, coalesced into a new political order, overthrowing existing state sovereignty and its alliance with capital. The new world of Common reached the collective decision to form a commune with self-governance and management capabilities. The rate of resource usage and management had thus far been unsustainable. Faced with this energy crisis, the new political order envisaged a setup that no longer enjoyed the convenience of energy at the flick of the switch. Instead, resources were to be rationed out to societies based on conditions such as availability. A daily fluctuation in the energy rationed out to civilians was forecast two days ahead and broadcasted publicly. The minds of the new order designed the technology of Common as a connected network of intelligent objects, houses and people, deeply embedded with the values and principles of the community.
Keywords: design fiction, energy futures, machine learning, philosophy of technology, smart home
Student Name: Arnav Kishore Das
Guide: Dr. Jignesh Khakhar, Co-Guide: Ms. Suvani Suri