The Posemesh Foundation's mission is to enable shared augmented reality: the next big leap in human communication, and to give AI and robotics machine proprioception.
Our mandate is to establish a universal spatial computing protocol and associated utility token for the next 100 billion people, devices and AI.
Precise positioning is about to completely revolutionise the retail industry, and their posemesh usage alone can rival the entire Ethereum network's revenue.
Global pet care is a 240bn dollar industry, even though many can't own real pets. The posemesh enables virtual companions for the masses.
Decentralized and hyperlocal, the posemesh provides low latency networking for collaborative spatial computing and XR.
Participants earn AUKI tokens and stake reputation.
The domain service handles spatio-semantic data about physical spaces.
Domain owners earn tokens from visiting devices.
The posemesh SDK lets you create and connect your own custom applications to the posemesh.
Connecting applications burn AUKI tokens.
The posemesh features a blockchain-enabled reputation and rewards protocol.
The AUKI token manages ownership of virtual real estate, participation rewards and reputations.
participating Hagall nodes.
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"Nils Pihl's vision of shared AR experiences will transform how we engage with digital content collectively. The posemesh is the technological groundwork for this innovative mode of interaction, facilitating numerous novel applications across retail, logistics, maintenance, and gaming sectors."
The Hagall network routes posemesh traffic over a decentralized network of hyperlocal servers and microcomputers. This allows for lower latency, more precise collaborative spatial computing, and more immersive XR experiences.
Performance Rewards are issued according to metrics like data served, sessions hosted, and response time, and are paid out of the periodic mint.
Participation Rewards are paid out of the Foundation's treasury to ensure the provisioning of Hagall nodes in areas of strategic importance.
Hagall operators stake the token to establish a reputation which can be slashed by the protocol if the operator fails to keep uptime standards, and to be eligible to earn rewards.
Learn more: Hagall Overview
A domain is a persistent coordinate system corresponding to a physical space, and may perform scene reconstruction computation tasks and store its associated data. Accessed through lighthouse calibration markers, domains provide calibration and spatial scene data.
Only minted domains are eligible to earn rewards for providing service to applications, and share the rewards of all open domains.
Calibration Rewards are issued for providing calibration reference to applications, and are paid out of the periodic mint.
Reconstruction Rewards are earned for providing scene reconstruction compute and data to applications, and are paid out of the periodic mint.
Domain owners burn tokens to mint domains on the posemesh, earn rewards, stake a reputation, and pay monthly domain storage fees if they are not self-hosting the domain.
Learn more: Domain Overview
The connecting devices and applications consume posemesh credits according to how much they utilize the network and domain services of the protocol.
Network Fees are consumed for multi-participant experiences and collaborative spatial computing over the Hagall network.
Calibration Fees are consumed for connecting to domains and utilizing their coordinate system.
Reconstruction Fees are consumed for domain-side scene reconstruction tasks.
Developers burn tokens to generate posemesh credits, and stake tokens to maintain a reputation on the network. The staked reputation can be slashed for overconsumption and malicious behavior.
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The Posemesh Foundation manages the protocol treasury and the smart contracts that govern the posemesh, in order to execute on its mandate to provide a decentralized spatial computing protocol for the next 100 billion devices, people and AI.
By balancing the fees incurred by connecting applications and the rewards earned by participants, the foundation ensures the protocol's sustainable provisioning, growth and operation.
The Hagall network is a decentralized substrate of network servers (nodes), designed to make use of spare compute in ubiquitous devices.
The main purpose of the network's decentralization is to provide hyperlocal resources for collaborative spatial computing sessions and immersive experiences that require especially low latency.
Industry experts know that XR experiences require lower latency than any mainstream internet application, but many such experiences require very little server-side compute.
To that end, the Hagall server and network was built on the assumption that the majority of XR and collaborative spatial computing sessions will have only a handful of participants interacting in a domain, placing a much higher emphasis on low latency than performant computation.
The Hagall server is lightweight enough to run on many ubiquitous IoT devices like routers or as a background process on almost any computer.
Hagall allows these devices to lend a percentage of their spare compute to serving hyperlocal networking requests, earning tokenized reputation rewards and network fees from the protocol's periodic mint for doing so.
Learn more: Hagall Economy
A revolutionary project in its own right, the Hagall network is the backbone of the posemesh with over 200 community-run instances being deployed in all regions on all major cloud platforms, and placed in homes and offices around the world.
Learn more: The Posemesh Dashboard
The Domain Service is a network composed of Domain Servers handling spatio-semantic reconstructions of physical spaces. At its most barebones, the domain service keeps a database of all lighthouses in the domain and their poses, and is responsible for providing the poses of lighthouses to querying applications in exchange for calibration fees.
Additionally, domains can store and perform spatio-semantic scene reconstructions, like navigable areas, occlusion volumes, and other semantic volumes. This allows for heavier computer vision and spatial computing tasks to be done domain-side on the edge to preserve device compute resources, battery and domain privacy.
Read more: Domain Economy
Domains can either be self-hosted or publicly hosted by the Foundation. When domains are hosted on the Foundation's infrastructure, the domain owner incurs a domain hosting fee.
Both public and self-hosted domains can be either minted or open. Minted domains have an owner wallet registered with the posemesh, and have a reputation in staked and slashable tokens.
Although connecting applications pay for all domain access, only minted domains are eligible to earn calibration rewards. In addition to the rewards generated by their own domain, all minted domains share the periodic mint associated with the demand for open domains, proportionally to their share of the total staked reputation of the domain network.
Open domains can either be self-hosted, in which case they are entirely free to operate for the owner, or publicly hosted by the Foundation in exchange for a domain hosting fee. Connecting applications still pay for domain services, but open domains forego collecting any rewards.
Minting domain ownership on the posemesh requires the burning of tokens, and the owner must stake a reputation to be eligible to earn rewards.
The spatial internet of things economy will transform the market even more than the prior shift from personal computers to mobile computers. When information can be correctly anchored in space, human communication and machine intelligence are both vastly improved, on the same order of significance as industrialization, the internet, and agriculture.
The productive output of the spatial internet era will dwarf today's economy, and having pose (an accurate 3D position and rotation in a shared coordinate system) will be as important as having signal is today, but for 100 billion devices.
Having pose will be an essential commodity like electricity and an internet connection, and it is the mandate of the Posemesh Foundation to establish and maintain a sustainable economic framework for its permissionless delivery and consumption.
Read more: What is the posemesh?
The posemesh uses a blockchain-enabled mechanism for rewarding participants with the AUKI token, and for managing reputations and service consumption. Based on a deflationary mint and burn equilibrium, the Posemesh Foundation deploys its treasury to drive key outcomes for both the supply side and demand side of the network:
- Improved latency and coverage
- Improved uptime and provisioning
- Service fee and reward adjustments
- Development grants
- Consumption subsidies
- Ecosystem development
- Public relations and awareness drives
The posemesh was designed to allow for collaborative spatial computing without a central authority, to provide pose as a commodity to the next 100 billion devices, and to do so in a privacy-preserving and community driven way.
Collaborative spatial computing and immersive experiences require a lower latency than any previous mainstream internet application, and require best of breed of solutions to be viable.
Centralized visual positioning systems pose a threat to our privacy and cognitive freedom, and has the potential to create extreme surveillance scenarios. People should have the right to sovereignty over their spatial data, and the ability to engage with augmented reality without being exposed to undue and unnecessary surveillance.
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This proposed architecture faces these challenges head on by decentralizing the protocol for lower latency and to allow for self-hosted and decentralized visual positioning.
The posemesh is a fundamental reversal of the traditional positioning pipeline, where devices send sensory data to a central authority and receive a pose in return. Instead, the posemesh allows for pose to be computed on the edge with collaboratively sourced and secure spatial data.
The posemesh will be open source, decentralized, interoperable and privacy-preserving.
By providing this spatial canvas for human and machine intelligence, the posemesh will become the foundational protocol for positioning, the metaverse, and AI’s ability to perceive and interact with the world on Earth and beyond.
We are on a mission to help every person and device find their place in the world.
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