RETHINK MODERN COMPUTING
Aligning operating systems with our 21st century computing needs
Your information is stored in dozens of classic or web applications and YOU ARE the integration point. Our computing needs evolve into more and more devices, each one a separate universe YOU need to bridge, usually manually, to support your day to day activities. Operating systems bring very little to help, relying on applications to support your needs, fragmenting your digital footprint more each day.
Reflyx revolutions computing by breaking down the application model, giving you a secure way to manage your information, centered on you, not your hardware. Through secure realtime subscriptions, a new low-level component model, blockchain technology and an innovative user interface, you'll be looking beyond your desktop into a world of possibilities.
In a nutshell, current operating systems are designed with a single device in mind and use an offline extensibility mechanism called a program, which is built offline and deployed, copied to multiple computers and has full control over the data it produces, usually storing them internally in private structures. We've adopted the same model for the web, transforming every site into a logical island unable to share anything but human readable data (html), without involving a programming interface (api), a programmer and jumping through many hoops.
In a world where computing devices are used to collaborate, communicate and consume other's work, our operating systems with their desktop paradigm and local file permissions are unable to help us protect our information as it spans multiple heterogeneous systems. The web has enabled us to consume information in a human-friendly format, but the sheer amount of content we need to perform our day to day activities is just too much for most humans and not properly structured for our computing device to help us. And the amount is just growing every year.
We need our computing devices to help us filter the noise, build on other's work, automate integration from our numerous IoT devices and protect our privacy by letting us control who's using our information and avoid aggregating it in large companies who know more about ourselves than we do.
Your digital life: fragmented!
You use many devices and dozens of web applications every day, for entertainment, hobbies and for work. Each device or web site may be managing a subset of your own information. You may trust big media or tech companies to store your files on their devices, but unless you use their apps, you have to manage the integration between all these sources yourself.
Operating systems rely on offline constructs called programs to extend their capabilities, just like it was done 50 years ago when computers were isolated. This offline mode forces things to be bundled, isolated and duplicated on every computer. Each program is a data universe that must be managed, integrated, upgraded. This approach is at the root of most security breaches and increasing information management costs in most organizations. It's also the root cause of all privacy issues, as we apply the same offline approach to web site, ironically.
IoT: Pushing the limits
IoT is just exacerbing the fragementation, integration, privacy and control issues by multiplying the number of devices and the number of closed app running on the device on on the manufacturer's site. Having dozens of these connected devices in your home and thousands in your organization will put a pressure that will kill innovation (in organizations) and cause plenty of privacy and usability issues in personal use. Device manufacturers should not own or manage your information. It's your property, not theirs.
DApps are still apps!
Even in bleeding edge decentralized apps, we still think in offline terms. We emulate the same model that is causing us security, privacy and integration complexity issues. We decentralize the computer, running bundled apps on it. There are gain in resilience and trust, but your data is still fragmented into multiple DApps (running on multiple isolated blockchains) and each app is still managed individually, managing data that is hidden from the underlying operating system (blockchain software)
Reflyx is revolutionizing how we process information by reverting back to core principles that made the Web a success and removing the offline thinking from our current operating systems. Our computing devices are part of a larger structure now and there's and this constant connectivity will just increase in the next decade. Reflyx builds on existing technologies like Linux kernel to power these devices, but put in place a whole new set of layers for these devices to work together to support the way you use computers today: collaborating, communicating, sharing.
You are an information system
You use dozens of computers every day, some you own, some you rent and some are hosting the sites you use to support your digital life. By design, each one of these computers treat you like an external entity: a user. Each device is a universe and you're the only one able to connect the dots. None of these individual systems covers all your needs and the number of systems you use in the coming years will only grow. Being an outsider requires you to constantly prove your identity and you receive human readable content, which makes it very hard to integrate. You need to be a system, your system, consuming content from all these sites, but providing you with a coherent, unified model that you can modify, improve and republish under your own terms.
Components, not applications
Based on existing technologies
Standard Representation, not implementation
- Bootstrap Sale: 500,000 REFLYX @ 0.50$ - September 2021
- Version A1: January 2022
- Token Pre-Sale: 25,000,000 REFLYX @ 0.75$ - February 2022
- Version A2: April 2022
- Version A3: July 2022
- Version B1: October 2022
- Token Sale: 250,000,000 REFLYX @ 1.25$ - December 2022
- Version B2: January 2023
- Version B3: April 2023
- Token Listing: June 2023
- Version C1: July 2023
- Version C2: October 2023
- Version C3: January 2024
- Strategy & Vision
- Vice-President Finance
- Vice-President Engineering
- Vice-President Human Resources
- Vice-President Marketing
- Lead Blockchain Developer
- Blockchain Development
- Lead Kernel Developer
- Kernel Development
- Lead Mesh Developer
- Mesh Development
- Lead System Engineer
- Lead UX Engineer
REFLYX TOKEN (RFLX)
The RFLX token (ERC20) is used initially to support and participate in the Reflyx community and DAO. Contributors will earn RFLX as bounties for various sponsored tasks and RFLX can be used to vote on various governance proposals to give some power to the Reflyx community over futur directions and where effort and money should be invested. RFLX owners will surely get benefits like early or discounted access to operation tokens. RFLX has a fixed supply of 5,000,000 tokens.
Other tokens will be used to control subscriptions and various other runtime capacities. The exact token and economics will be defined later on, but the Reflyx subscription model is well aligned with smart contracts and micro-transactions, which can be stored and published in a blockchain.
Tokens will be available at different prices and through different channels as the project evolves into a full-blown operating system. The following table shows projected phases for the RFLX token.
|Visionaries||September 2021||200,000||500 RFLX / ETH||Contribute|
|Explorers||March 2022 (approx)||550,000||325 RFLX / ETH||---|
|Builders||March 2023 (approx)||1,250,000||225 RFLX / ETH||---|
|Growers||March 2025 (approx)||2,000,000||150 RFLX / ETH||---|
Dates are approximatives as phases are based on achieving certain conditions and not necessarily fixed in time