Innovation is the energy that fuels the world allowing it to keep moving. It is the added value for a common living; the difference between the good and the great.
There are just two main elements blocking mortal humans from embracing innovation. Either it is the fear from everything that is unknown to us or laziness toward the conscious decision of getting out from our comfort zone and making the effort to learn what we don’t know yet. Innovation could be very risky but stagnation kills the energy that keeps us alive .
There are very simple exercises helping our brain to tip the scales between our fears and our potential. Imagining is one of them.
For the moment, imagine that you can fly and get to “Mount Shasta” located in northern California. The place from the Earth where most of the energy radiates and to where people go to, attracted by the peace itself and harmony that emanates.
Imagine then that this energy could be shared without being monopolized between all human on the Earth ensuring that we can take from it what we need to create an undistorted balance of flows.
This is what “Shasta” is all about. A new and unique energy network to connect smart and balanced communities where users can take the energy they need, the way they need it and sell the waste to their neighbors in a decentralized and free self-controlled process.
Built on the blockchain of Ethereum, Shasta aims for people to operate with energy in a simple and decentralized manner, which can empower any person to be a consumer and producer, through fair prices, marked by the people inside each community.
This platform will allow users to choose the source of their electricity, interact easily in the market and choose the lowest price without barriers or intermediaries.
In a world were competitive markets and privatization has lead to electricity poverty in different areas, a free energy market could eventually emerge as the fair savior of efficiency standard both toward people and the earth.
Shasta is also the personal story of empowerment of a young, European promise. Moved by the need to bring back the internet to the spirit with which it was created, Alex Sicart is devoting his youth to develop practical applications of the new technologies of distributed internet that will bring back the power to the people.
Visionary leaders are innovative, imaginative, big-picture oriented, open-minded, positive and never afraid of failure. Too many beautiful words for those ones that are lacking any of them. But do not underestimate the power of regular minds. We all are able to imagine the kind of world we want an escape from the one that could be improved.
Avoiding stagnation, Shasta is available as of today to experiment with on the Rinkeby Test Network and a version 0.2 of the alpha will be available in the upcoming weeks and there are two good reasons to try it out. Freeing your mind from the fear to the shadows of the crypto world and powering the world through your decision to embrace innovation.