Coming to a World Near You

The Maker Advent will not be violent. You will not see it coming. But beware the aftermath. Every business, every bank, every market will fail. You will lose your job, your retirement and all the money you have. You will share and trade and hustle just to stay alive. You will build a Freemaker community, where most goods are free and the remaining “jobs” are shared. Or you will join a Tory militia, to save America from Philip Machen's atheist Freemaker insurgency. Got freedom? … [Read more...]

What’s in a Name? Freemaker is a composite.

FREEMAKER is a composite with more than one meaning. Foremost in the novel, Freemaker is a label, a title for the protagonist, Philip Machen. His name, Machen, means in German to make, and as the father of Makers, he is the source of Freemaker devices, concepts and dreams. He is the Freemaker. Could he also be a secular messiah? Freemaker is also intended to evoke sharing as a consequence of effortless production. Philip invents Makers and gives them away. He also urges people to copy … [Read more...]