We the people, the supporters of BLISS, agree to support and uphold the ideals
of BLISS in our lives, however we can. Know your neighbor, agree on terms and
connect with them, learn the officers associated with each of your connections,
help anyone new who wants to join and when pooling money, plan out equipment for
the largest area you can cover within your boundaries.
support the idea that connecting to each other should be on a personal level.
want to pool our resources with our neighbors, to make connecting to each other
efficient, error free, and simple.
wish to actively join with our neighbors in a easy way that helps each other and
protects both of us equally.
want to create officials within each neighborhood that can help us, and we want
those officials to have additional support.
want to expand our neighborhoods, so eventually and at any time, anyone who
wants to actively join has that option.
your neighbor – This requirement is important because the only connection you
have to a BLISS network is through any & every other BLISS member. As BLISS
grows, it will get bigger and faster exponentially, but the number of people you
should know only changes as often as you wish to make more new connections.
Each connection to a neighbor, is one person the Node Owner.
on the contract – The contracts (i.e. BLISS contracts) are to help guide us to
the best future possible and they only apply when connected to another node.
The officers, Node Mayors (etc.) can shape their respective nodes through the
contract. Every contract needs to be verified with each other contract, so
nobody is in contractual violation. The hope is that everyone agrees to the
BLIS contract at each level, like neighborhood laws or city laws, so the
community drives its creation over the years. The only thing we have to do if
we want to leave a contract is disconnect from that node. Remember every new
Node should be built to provide service between every other resident/location
plus spots & wires for future expansion.
a light connection – As we look to the evolving human condition, we accept that
we want a simple way to know who to ask or what to do for help. We support
fiber interconnects as the primary connection between neighbors, but are open to
new solutions. Wireless technologies are, by definition, something that can be
moved without connection to anything else, so it does not support the
neighborhood long term. Electromagnetic technologies, like Wi-Fi or dial-up or
10/100/1000, at frequencies up to 60 GHz just cannot possibly switch as fast as
light at around 1000THz (1,000,000GHz), so light is our choice for a
future-resistant technology. Node owners do not have to worry about being cut
off if they don’t agree with one nodes contract, there will be many other nodes
around the world. We will support small nodes build around wireless, but only
for the earliest nodes in the beginning.
your Officers for live 24/7 voting– Each connection you make is to another Node
Owner, each Node Owner is responsible for assignment of at least 4 jobs, Node
Leader, Mayor, Guard & Supervisor. The Node Owner may assign none/any/all
jobs to him/herself, or assign it to another person, at any time. In the
smaller nodes, it is expected that many people will assign control of their node
to the same people. Control gets assigned only by the Node Owner, and only to
the connected Node. Any of the officers can be reassigned, at the Node level,
at any time, but there will be provisions for real world handover to the new
officer. A versioning system for each node levels contract will allow for the
Node Mayor to only need approval from a few dozen people, simple vote on the
proposition. If too many nodes would drop off because of the proposed changes,
then it’s not for the good of the whole. As every Node Owner has the right to
change their assignment to anyone, and on the small level this is a minor
problem, then what about as we get bigger? The larger nodes actually start to
act like a governmental body (and the number of assignments for any 1 post are
like votes), any MyNode assignments are person to person and can only be revoked
by the Node Owner, the other node are created by having a connection so they are
transitory. BLISS gives guidelines as to suggested transfer speed.
an officer has been officer for <1 week, when average confidence shifts for 1
day, then both people will be in charge until confidence shifts back or stays
(to the end of the week), at which time there will be an official
officer in office for 1 week < 1 month, confidence shifting after 1 day,
means new sub-officer must accept and assist primary, confidence stays shifted
for 1 week, then sub-officer promoted to co-officer (and decisions must be
shared), overseen by a superior or 2+ peers, greater than 1 month,
officer 1 month < 1 year, 1st day after shift, send report to other officers,
1st week – sub-officer, 1st month – vice-officer, 2nd month call a town hall, to
discuss the problem, if not resolved before the 3rd month, hand-over
officer 1 year < 10 years, 1st day & 1st week after shift, send report to
other officers, 2nd week – sub-officer, 3rd month – vice officer, 6th month town
hall, 1 year hand-over.
expansion – We are only strongest with all of us connecting to each other. We
will be the guiding light for the human future. We will help those in our node
and listen to the officers we assign to ourselves. We encourage all people,
businesses, governments, etc to join with us, so everyone has a vote on the
future of their neighborhood. As new nodes become available to connect to, you
always appoint the node officers to your new connection. Now the Node Owner
needs to know his MyNode officers and his Node officers, (who are probably the
same people, now). As more nodes get added and every expansion is planned to
cover every smaller area, then upgrading is as simple as getting another add-in
card and jumping the fiber from the smaller to the larger node. Always build
out as though everyone will join with their own nodes.
are putting out a call to the creators of the world to give us choices for nodes
(Cisco, Cienna, D-Link, etc). What do we expect?
fail-over / Mesh
Support – As long as there are multiple connections with neighbors, then the
packets will get through
QOS (Quality Of Service) – Constantly monitor and adjust traffic to minimize
Backup – We want the Node itself to work if there is a power failure, for at
least 1 hour
– WAN inputs, LAN Inputs, Officer Assignment Tool (per connection & for
Node0), integrated notification, voting , and security verification (owner has
total control), and buy-out offer control for Node0.X members
– Ability to add new cards to take advantage of new tech and new
Dynamic Routing – Any traffic not to or from the Node will be passed as
optimally as possible to the best connected node, all completely outside the
types of officers, connection and location based. Location based officers are
responsible for the relationship between the Node, the Node’s Connections and
the Node Owner. Connection based officers are responsible to ALL location based
officers involved. Note, the Node Owner is only responsible to assign the
officers, if the owner wants to let someone else do all the work, they just have
to assign it to someone else (hopefully someone well suited for the job). Part
of the contract between two neighbors is the creation of new officer positions.
Each officer position is filled with a real person, who accepts the position,
responsibilities and benefits before any new connection is made.
I live in an apartment with 10 tenants, 6 agree on a BLISS contract Node0 and
appoint me to all Officer positions to implement it, I accept. BLISS allows for
this by stating that any member of a shared node (a Node0), that was bought by a
community, can sell any other member of that shared node (Node0.1-Node0.X) their
ownership in the initial node (i.e. passive members). The Node Supervisor is
who gets notified of any sale and once ownership becomes one person, then they
become Node Owner. Default BLISS contracts give access to all passive members
for ever, but any maintenance must go through the Node Leader. There is an
option to charge the passives (like an ISP, if it is legal in your area), but
all charges are to the be a function of real world costs, like power
consumption, labor, or necessary parts/equipment from the Node Leader’s point of
view). Because of this I plan on buying out everyone else, a month or two at a
time…, so I get to choose Node Leader.
|Comments||Officer Role||Task / Step / Goal||Node Type||Our Mesh Speed||My Internet Speed||Our ISP Monthly Cost||Initial Cost||People in BLISS||People Passed||Recurring
|My Initial Costs||My Monthly Costs|
|Before BLISS||-||ISP fee||-||0-5MBs||1-10
|Simple to do, so I did it myself, but remember mesh
many2many, one fiber to and from an entry point to every apt (and into for the
|Leader||Labor – Install wire to and from every
apartment. 10 runs * 10 apartments = 100 wires!!
Nope, in the end only 1 apt
will need all 10 lines, run 1 group of 10+ fiber in one line from nearest
neighbor to farthest, PASSING everyone (& important future expansion
location) in the building with a big loop at that spot for cutting and making
the jumpers. 2 at passive entrance and 1 PER passive (=9) at Node0 location.
Bought parts enough for future expansion & repair
|Remind everyone that we are not yet to the point of
cutting off the ISP’s
|Mayor||Legal – Gets permission from the apartment
owner. Also charge passing the word to passive members– 1st message = Keep your
ISP, for now.
|All fiber runs were in the same building||Guard||Protect and Serve – Ensure safety &
security of the connections and enforce collections from Node Owner back to
|We bought the equipment||Supervisor||Equipment Cost – Collect funds to procure
equipment (fiber, tools, training), ensure the actual owner of the node is
fulfilling the contract
|Node0||“||“||“||$1200 = Y||“||“||Pay Up||Time||Time|
|Best Node ever (I’ve bought out one passive…now the
others want in
|This makes the buy-in price lower, awesome!||Mayor||Describes the contract, answer questions,
and get agreement. Accepts their fees (same buy-in cost as the others, adjusted
by market/time, labor valuations)
|Leader||Line Drop – I activate their drops and
install the jumpers
|Everyone got $100 per share ($200 for me) and now the
buy-in price is $150, I’ll spend $50 more/month and buy 2 at a time
|Supervisor||Spread the word to neighbors||Time|
|I know, they are all me, just play along…||Mayor||Awards me the key to the Node as the
official Node Owner
|Apartment next door (like us), wants to join to us||Mayor||Have meeting with other Mayor and agree on
contracts (BLISS again, yes). At town hall, cast the votes and appoint the new
|Mayor||Ensure all laws are followed to wire up
the whole block,
|Costs will be too high for just us, we decide to wait
until there are a few more
|Leader||Plan and design optimum wiring strategy to
pass all buildings (with an eye to future expansion points), and conform to
|Guard||Verify security of the designs, and once
in place, inspect periodically
|After NL did some testing with the passives, I found
that having 1 of every type of ISP is better than otherwise
|Supervisor||Price watch equipment (more fiber, +1
add-in card each), plan for optimizing ISP selection strategy (with leader),
spread the word
|2 more apartments want to join join up, but but in is
at least 7 people.
|Mayor||Town halls bring the prospective future
nodes together, Contracts are approved
|Leader||Me and the other MyNode Leaders join up
and discuss technology options and upgrades
|Guard||Changed to 1st neighbor – Walks the plant
& inspects designs
|Supervisor||Buy equipment (including cost of add-in
|Leader||Me and the others build out the plant on a
weekend, labor cost free
|Total We are a Node||Node||40GBs||20-30
|Most people on the block want in||Leader||Me and the other MyNode Leaders, provide
labor for free to everyone on the block that wants to start a MyNode or
|6 New MyNode’s have gone online, and they want to join
|Mayor||Contract, agree, cost…there is no buy-up
at this level, so the overages go to the supervisor, for town hall use only.
After this buy in drops down to the next lowest possible whole number equal to
or less than initial buy-in price(based on free cash) 2000(Now only
600)-287<=500. Remember, pay back in order of contract signing date, i.e. it
gets cheaper faster for the leader.
(200 left till last
guy gets paid back
|Everyone on the block (and some in my building want to
get their own node) want in 40 connections
|Mayor||Massive Town Hall, We agree to minimize
ISP cost by pooling costs to key locations, and getting faster connections
|Block next door is following suit…just a matter of
time(and they are next to a school)