A Constellation Falling Into Place
Constellation is a distributed network that enables fast, scalable solutions for organizations who need to process and transfer data securely and build interoperability for connected sensors and devices. As computing moves increasingly to the edge, Constellation provides the only scalable, secure solution for a world with more connectivity, more centralization, and more concentrated risk.
Constellation Core Team
Headquartered in San Francisco but spread across the globe, Constellation’s core team is a diverse collection of passionate humans looking to change the world for the better.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
CTO & CO-FOUNDER
CSO & CO-FOUNDER
COO & CO-FOUNDER
Martien Van Loo
PRODUCT DESIGNER & DIRECTOR
Jonathan Ross JR
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REP
The Constellation Community
Advisors & Contributors
CO-FOUNDER & ADVISOR
Ray Rehito Hatoyama
Many technologies are a response to a human need. Bitcoin is widely seen as a response to the global financial crisis of 2008/2009. Ten years later we have a crisis of data. Information is globally and fluidly shareable, but the question is: is that information accurate and reliable? The second issue is that individuals, businesses, and societies at large are overwhelmed by an exponential amount of information. Thirdly, we face major interoperability issues between data-generating systems. As a consequence, there is an urgent need for a fact-checking layer in the data generation lifecycle.
Constellation is a response to and acknowledgment of the power that is inherent in information and data. We want to shed light on the informational basis upon which a decision has been made and illuminate potential solutions to these problems.
The validation of different data and data sources does not simply facilitate the use of the internet of devices; it also lays the foundation for self-organizing and self-governing structures based on true data and information.
This ties directly into the idea of sovereignty, which can be understood in the context of a classical liberal sense of individual sovereignty and/or international law and the nation-state. On a third abstraction layer, it can be understood with the words of Carl Sagan: “Who speaks for earth?” Earth is the highest logical abstraction of sovereignty. However, the earth has no representation in governance (yet).
New technologies like Constellation enable the definition of global sovereignty in regards to data but also in a wider sense of governance. This is a form of sovereignty composed of sovereign pieces that together facilitate decentralized decision-making processes. Overcoming the disconnect between information processing and decision making, and coupling value exchange with information exchange creates a market but also allows for direct governance without intermediaries. This implicitly produces a sovereign entity on which the free market hand can operate.
We embrace how technologies impact our lives and change the ways we work. An abundance of information challenges our ethics and values. Thereby Constellation plants the flag on sovereign data and sovereign decision making by following the path of nature.
To reach our goal and transmit the spirit of this undertaking, Constellation has developed a set of principles that lay the foundation onto which we want to build the growth of The Network.
The Constellation Principles
The Network will de-silo and connect data, offering people a choice of how to use the data they generate using a variety of devices. This strengthens the ability of individuals and communities alike to govern their own data.
The Network and its governance will promote facts and quantifiable truth with the goal of serving the well-being of humans and our larger ecosphere.
The Network will further individual and global sovereignty.
We will reduce resource consumption and consider the primary and secondary impacts of our actions.
No single entity or person will determine the development and governance of The Network.
We are aware that we don’t know everything. There is always scope for learning and deepening our understanding of all things . We are humble in the face of a complex poly-contextual reality, and govern and run The Network in humility and service to others.
We understand that nature moves in cycles. There is always a right time for things to occur. We strive for two-sided beneficial reciprocity.
We own up to our actions with responsibility and accountability.
Truth & Openness
Problems are a path to growth. We address issues in a compassionate and direct way.
The Network exists because we all participate in its development and success. We are responsible for The Network, our community and the wider ecosphere. Individual desires come second to the health and prosperity of The Network in service of others.
Adaptability & Flexibility
The Network shall be governed in an adaptive and flexible way that is in harmony with all the aforementioned principles.