Expressions of obligation, permission or encouragement constitute a distinct class of data of the type: IS + RULE ⟾ OUGHT.
Instantaneously discover and transmit rules-as-data in a way that is directly usable by anyone and by any platform, for any purpose, in any language.
HIT AND MISS
HIT OR MISS
We are a decentralized community of contributors that are collaborating across disciplines and attitudes to design general purpose systems that work.
Free / Libre / Open
Which Way is Forward
A little while ago I prepared a short analysis about a common contradiction in economic perception, and I set off on a quest to fix it. I'm tempted to discuss that scenario here, as well as numerous related examples. But instead I'll keep this abstracted to the generic class of problem, and invite you to consider the essence of the matter in relation to your own perspective and experiences.Read →
We've Been Listening,
Thinking, Building and Refining.
And now, with a complete end-to-end design, we're excited to share the oughtomation specification, our work-in-progress reference implementations, and use cases in development under Xalgorithms-hosted working groups.
Earth Reserve Assurance
A framework improving stability of worth while incentivize long term assurance of commodities with distributed verifiability.Learn More →
Xalgo For Trade
Toward an open source Internet of Rules (IoR) for real-time commercial data + trade rules access/automation.Learn More →
Do Your Best Work Here.
We seek contributors who face complexity, are motivated to discover intuitive solutions, and pursue mutual understanding, and advancement.
Build on Your Strengths
We need institutions to substantively review our work, to provide R and D funding, and to experiment with implementation.
Oughtomation in a Nutshell
No one can derive OUGHT from IS, as David Hume argued three centuries ago. But anyone can assert OUGHT from IS. That's called a 'rule'. In every society, organization and household, each person is both a rule-maker and a rule-taker as we routinely use terms such as MUST, MAY, and SHOULD, or their various negatives and synonyms.Read →