The self-sustaining nature of the Self Sustainment System guarantees that a initial effort will trigger a positive feedback leading to the exponential acceleration of its own adoption and consolidation.
In the current system, every person gets everything he needs from external sources, and waste products are returned to outside, meaning there's a continuous flow of matter to (input) and from (output) everyone's house.
What Project Autopia aims to do is to divert that open linear flow into a closed cyclic one, through the implementation of self-production and self-recycling devices: any self-recycling device added to the flow will reduce the amount of generated output, while any self-production device will reduce the amount of required input.
Furthermore, self-production devices able to replicate the components of other devices will reduce the amount of required input for the production of the devices themselves, triggering a positive feedback that will lead to the exponential improvement of the system, while at the same time enabling each individual to guide the revolution by his own means, without the need for external help and guidance.
It should be noted that achieving a mathematically 100% closed cycle is impossible since it's not possible to completely avoid the dispersion of materials. However, as more components are added to the system and/or the ones already present are improved, is possible to gradually shrink those leaks, and with them the need for external input required to restore the loss, to such an amount that just occasional retrieval/collecting intervention will be enough to manage it. In other words, at the practical level, what Project Autopia aims to do is to gradually decrease the amount of any household's inputs and outputs in order to asymptotically approach a level of complete self-sufficiency.
gradual transition from an open flow to a closed one
In the current system, every person gets everything he needs from external sources; this means that, in the first phase of the revolution, people will still have to depend on producers to get the required components for the S.S.S., which could involve a very heavy investment. However, since the S.S.S. implies the ability to produce its own components, each person who will succeed in obtaining it will have become a producer himself, and therefore, a potential new source of new S.S.S.s for other people; this in turn will enable each one of them to become themselves new donors for still more people and so on in a chain reaction that will ensure that the S.S.S. will propagate through society entirely on its own at an-ever increasing pace, without the need for any external control or guidance.
Note that, even though there's no guarantee every S.S.S. will necessarily choose to become a donor, as long as at least 1 of them exists, the S.S.S. will still propagate (albeit at a very slow rate), and with it the probability of new donors; this ensures that the aformentioned chain reaction will still automatically trigger as soon as the number of already existing owners reaches a certain threshold which depends on the percentage of people eager to become new donors.
gradual expansion of the new economy through the society
The spreading of Project Autopia in based on self-sustaining cycles of positive feedback, which only relies on the initial input required to trigger it. The Autopian Guilds and the Autopian International are the systems appointed to provide for that input.
Since in a pre-autopian system individuals have no way to change society in any meaningful way by themselves, they shall join their forces in specifically appointed "research teams" where they'll share their resources and knowledge for purpose of achieving the complete eradication of dependence from human life, with the main focus being: the development of the best possible S.S.S. and its spreading to the maximum possible number of people;
each one of such organizations is called Autopian Guild. These guids shall be entirely independent, operating on a local level (town/city) and sustain themselves mainly through voluntary crowdsourcing.
guidelines for the implementation of the S.S.S.
Just as multiple individuals may work together in the form of an Autopian Guild, in the same way multiple local guilds may occasionally work together in the form of a "super-guild" when required in order to gather even more resources/knowledge or coordinating their activity on a larger scale (ex.: regional); multiple super-guilds may in turn form even larger (ex.: national) "super-super-guilds", and so on in a fractal scheme that goes all the way up to the global scale.
The resulting world-wide network is called the Autopian International, and it will serve as the coordinating body for the various guilds activities; at the same time, its fractal and modular model of organization mirrors the one of the future autopian society itself, and will serve as the basis for it.
structure of the Autopian International