According to the developers of this project, a plantoid is the plant equivalent of android. It is a synthetic organism designed to behave like a plant. There are various species of Plantoid already existing in the world today.
The species of Plantoid is autonomous, blockchain-based and able to reproduce on its own. This hybrid creature lives both in the real world and in the digital world. Plantoid aims to illustrate a revolutionary aspect of the blockchain that has yet to be explored. These are algorithmic entities, which are autonomous, self-sustaining, and capable of reproduction via a combination of human interaction and code that runs on the blockchain.
Understanding The Plantoids Concept
Blockchains are decentralized networks that make it possible for people globally to interact, coordinate and transact value with each other in a decentralized and secure manner. The smart contract can be run on the blockchain. As opposed to regular software that runs on central servers, smart contract operates independently without the need for intermediaries.
Plantoid is attempting to use an artistic medium to illustrate how these systems work. This way, people can better understand the potential benefits and challenges that this powerful and new technology holds.
Plantoid Blockchain Based Lifeform Plant Equivalent Robot Two Parts
A Plantoid is made of two parts. The first is the body, which is its physical form composed of an electoral-mechanical contraption, which looks similar to a plant. This welded metallic structure is displayed in public. When it encounters an organism such as a human, it might awaken into a dance if the human shows some appreciation such as by making a small donation.
The other part is the spirit or soul, which only exists in digital form. It is represented by a smart contract that runs on the blockchain. It is its core since the physical form is just a way for it to connect with the physical world. These two parts of the planetoid work together to bring it to life.
Just like other life, Plantoid has the end goal of reproducing. To do this, it entices the curiosity of people it encounters with its physical beauty. It lures them to feed it with cryptocurrency for it to awaken and continue its reproduction. Funds are contributed by merely sending them to the Planetoid's Bitcoin wallet. Once the Plantoid accumulates enough funds, it enters the reproduction phase. The Plantoid will then start looking for mates who are willing to help it the reproduction.
Plantoids Is Autonomous
The primary mechanism underlying the operations and evolution of every Plantoid is a smart contract that runs on Ethereum. It is autonomous, which means all nodes within the network execute it. Because it runs on the blockchain, the code cannot be changed or shut down once it has been deployed.
Thus, each planetoid is autonomous and does not respond to command from anyone. Even the original developer has no hold over planetoids. Once a planetoid is created and deployed, it does not need any more assistance. Besides that, since planetoids own themselves, they cannot be bought or owned by anyone.