We are Peace and Passion, a social start-up that originated in AIST and Tsukuba University.
To support everyone affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis and to address economic inequality we started our remote buying/selling service Request Land which based on a novel technology. Also, we started Request Land Project to revitalize local economies.
Due to the widening economic disparity in recent years anxiety levels have increased and societies have become unstable. COVID-19 has hit us where it hurts: "I lost my job," "No food for my children".
If people keep buying as before, local shops can stay in business and employees can keep working. Please use Request Land for that. We hope our novel technology makes it convenient for you.
We are going to spread it to 190 countries. So, please help.
Everyone is struggling in the Coronavirus crisis. We have that in common, and what we need now is solidarity. We sincerely hope that Request Land, which is made of our blood, sweat and tears, helps with your recovery from the crisis, and you all build richer lives.
The Request Land is empty at the first stage. No shops there.
Please create three or four requests (your wants) with longer time frames. Desires such line "Want to have a house" or "I want to go to the moon" would be OK. Repeatedly writing requests will fuel the development of buyer and seller communities, making the platform convenient for all users.
We need your support
Social business strives to address social problems rather than maximizing profit. However, until the business becomes self-sustaining, support from sponsors is required.
Sponsorship from individuals, governments and organizations is welcome (firstname.lastname@example.org). You logo will be shown all over the world.
When you want to sell for a request such as, "I want XX", you have to make an entry to the request to be selected as one of the potential sellers. You can make an entry for free. The sellers are selected at random.
There is no monthly membership fee. You can sell without paying fees. We have a plan to provide useful options.
Since we decided to open it free
For years, we have been working to develop a next-generation economic system. Immediately after the beginning of the corona crisis, we decided to open it for free and accelerated our development efforts. Though many unfinished parts remain, we have released it anyway.
This is something new that is standing on the shoulders of giants and requires verification. There is no time to perform sufficient verification before release. Let's fix problems while running.
We have found that it is a thing that's "easier said than done" precisely because it is difficult to build a unprecedented theory, construct a complex information system, and spread it to the world. It's tempting to criticize our efforts, but please be broad-minded and give us some help.
We gratefully acknowledge AIST, Tsukuba University, friends, contributors, sponsors, many open source developers, and family for their support.