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At the moment you can provision servers in the cloud with an
API call. It should be possible to provision real life things in
the world with an API call.
Imagine a website that provides a digital market place that
matches buyers with sellers for all sorts of jobs. Ultimately,
a business plan
can be represented as data that is machine
A business can be represented digitally as a set of data that
says what the business buys and for what price it wants to
buy it at.
Even companies not on the platform can be bought on the
platform because someone lists them on their behalf and
makes sales go through to them.
Making an API call to the platform is like saying, can you
provide this to me now.
Imagine provisioning of shop fitouts, buildings, offices,
vehicles, human resources,
departments, organisational structure with code and it is
sourced automatically and paid per use.
Opening the market software and there's menus for
New business plan
New business process
New supply chain
Programmatically defined business processes.
||You just have to "really believe" in it ...
||Actually, about half the items on the list are generic enough to be "Clck and Collect". The biggest problem will be "New employee" if your business is skill/knowledge based, where carbon units aren't simply interchangeable.
||<Obligatory Blade Runner quote>
||"It's to bad she won't live ... but then again, who does ?"
||The API calls go into a system which is a digital market
place which matches up sellers with buyers.
||Any business you be dis-tillable down to a set of API calls
that creates a digital business plan.
||A local coffee shop is a few automated orders to
a staffing request on a digital marketplace for baristas and
API request to a shop fit out. And an API call for a property
search for a certain size building.
||I've updated the description to say how it would work.
||If every part of a business is a commodity then it's
not making any money. To make a profit, a business
must have a competitive advantage over the next-
best business. If every business uses the same turn-
key parts I don't understand where one business
could get a competitive advantage.
||The purpose of this idea is to force everything to be a
commodity so every thing is easy to produce and ultimately
the model of jobs has to change.
||Unconditional basic income for everyone!
||// I don't understand where one business could get a competitive advantage. //
||Easy. Bribe the customers to buy your product.