Bio-economy has made our basic human right of acquiring material resources as a new luxury.
A Bio-capacity market has showed up, allowing individuals and companies to free trade excess credit. This growing market has triggered many new economic activities that never exist in the human history. This results in the creation of a high frequency exchange which dictates prices in real time. The demand for resources hardly knows an upper limit. We can live in ever bigger homes, own more residences, and drive cars or ride planes almost as much as we like, provided we have the money. What will happen when this all go away?
Your personal bio-account is linked to the biomarket. If bio capacity is our annual salary, our footprint is the spending of the nature to sustain our lifestyle. Foot-printer prints out our footprint statement of all material consumption you make , showing how much nature does each purchase cost and how easy to achieve credit-deficit.
The Footprinter prints out your ecological footprint of each month and different consumption categories. On the device itself, remaining bio-capacity allowance is shown in the unit of global sqaure meters.
Footprint data was borrowed and revised from the Ecological Footprint report of York in 2002. J. Barrett, "A Material Flow Analysis and Ecological Footprint of York", Stockholm Environment Institute, 2012.