One of the things that our supporters frequently ask is, “How will you tell if CleanApp is working at global scales?” In other words, what are the measures of success & failure that are built in to the CleanApp operational logic?
We have several:
The CleanApp #PennyTest
We recently came up with a very simple way of checking whether a particular tech project, platform, app offers more utility or less utility for the tangible material world in which we spend 100% of our daily lives. In other words, even if you’re hardcore CyberPunk, ‘plugged in’ both night and day–you’re still eating and drinking water.
Therefore, even those most privileged or detached from the material realm should care about whether the food and water they ingest has increasing levels of microplastics, or decreasing levels of microplastics.
The CleanApp #PennyTest can be thought of as a test of an app’s material utility. The #PennyTest can also be thought of as a test of a particular app’s effect on a given market, whether the given app (or ‘platform’ or ‘technology’) adds liquidity to the market or adds friction to the market.
The #PennyTest is very simple. It asks whether a given technology makes it easier to capture the real intrinsic worth of an under-utilized resource like a discarded coin or penny, or whether it makes utilization harder. To answer this seemingly simple binary question, one must, of course, unpack the mechanics of a particular technology.
Another test of our effectiveness as a technology is user-experience. If users can tap into our back-end data processes easily, then the particular CleanApp embodiment is on a successful trajectory. Ease-of-use means a CleanApp experience that permits casual, on-the-go, CleanApp reporting.
We mean this literally. A user should be able to generate a CleanApp Report while jogging, while pushing a stroller full of kids, while riding a bicycle, and so on.
Frictionless input streams like this are the only way to achieve global scales and ubiquitous CleanApp reach.
Casual CleanApp reporting means being able to multitask, to give voiceless & text-less CleanApp commands, so much so that the utility becomes a daily background process.
Like muscle memory, we envision a future where people are waving their wrists at dumpsites, snapping their fingers at scrap metal, giving a wag of the finger to plastic bottles that litter the landscape– blinking, head shaking, shoulder shrugging — whatever input mechanism the user attaches to a particular CleanApp action.
This level of ease is already permitted by AppleWatch gesture control (following the addition of gesture control to the AppleWatch SDK at WWDC’18), and BigTech’s ongoing advances in gesture control and intent-recognition.
Casual CleanApping doesn’t just apply to CleanApp reporting. Access to CleanApp verification logics and responder opportunities needs to be as easy as it is to generate a CleanApp Report.
Anything short of this casual reporting I/O process is a failure.
Global CleanApp Access
A third test for CleanApp success or failure (and a good measurement of CleanApp’s overall utility) is reach:
If CleanApp matures into a multi-platform background utility that can (a) intake CleanApp Reports from a wide range of input devices, (b) permits secure access to multiple verification/optimization/analytics processes, and (c) sustains output to multiple potential responder processes, then we have success. Anything short of that is a lost opportunity; big picture, it’s tantamount to failure.
As we point out in our 5-part series on why CleanApp may well turn out to be crypto’s “killer app,” CleanApp comes prepackaged with an easy, quantifiable, and verifiable methodology for measuring success in achieving its ambitious world-wide integration goal.
Success: If it’s 2021, you’re Paris-based, and you can ask Satoshi (or whatever you call your digital assistant) to zoom into Tiananmen Square to check how many CleanApp Reports were submitted today, to check how dirty it is, to see if anyone’s responded to the loose paver stone you complained about on your last trip to Beijing, then you’re benefiting from “flexibly constituted, predictable, secure, semi-permeable jurisdictional bounds.” CleanApp is a success.
Failure: By contrast, if it’s 2021, you’re D.C.-based, and you’re trying to see “litter incident rates” and “responsiveness rates” at Moscow’s Red Square, but you’re firewalled because the Kremlin sees geo-blockchain applications as a threat to national security, national sovereignty, and core “national interests,” then we will have failed.
At CleanApp we’ll look back to the 2010s knowing we did everything we could to anticipate and prevent this. Did you?
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