Economy
by Nature
Epiphyte is a prototype for a new kind of economy, that uses living sensors to account for the externalities of industry. Employing lichen and moss to develop air quality metrics, epiphyte makes trades on the stock market that correspond to environmental health.

Living Sensors

Epiphyte owns shares in local industry. Using lichen and moss as living sensors, the bot makes trades based on air quality.

Algorithmic Accountability

If local industry lowers the health of the sensors, the bot will sell shares and buy stock in industry specific competitors.

Seeing Beyond Human

Taking inspiration from early cybernetics, Epiphyte proposes an alternative kind of computing: one that includes non-humans in the act of value making.

Organic Computation

By making lichen and moss key components of the trading process, epiphyte aspires to a more wholistic understanding of intelligence and inherent value.

Closing the Loop

By accounting for environmental health, Epiphyte proposes a way to internalize the costs of industry, making the true cost of business count within existing market frameworks.

Air Polution
Acid Rain
Environmentl
Externalities
Health
Metric
Function
Tradepoint
Portfolio
Market Pressure
Operating Practices
By accounting for environmental health, Epiphyte proposes a way to internalize the costs of industry, making the true cost of business count within existing market frameworks.

Contribute

Epiphyte needs your help! This project is totally open source and needs additional expertise.

white paper

Contribute to the white paper by adding comments and edits.

$git clone millenniallglyph...

Contribute on github. Help improve the computer vision, trade mechanics and security of the project.