Support monocles for an ethical internet

The Story

Hi I‘m Arne and I founded monocles. Beside my electrical engineering study I learned a lot about the importance of privacy and security in the digital world. During my work as a student assistant in a environmental science lab, I read much about the environmental damages due to the increasing energy consumption of new technologies, Servers and also for producing new smartphones and other daily technical devices. Then I recognized how much data traffic is going through the world, how extremely much energy is wasted for tracking and analyzing the people using these devices. Not to talk about the privacy problems caused by this tracking. But the biggest impulse for starting monocles was hearing from a friend how extremely bad the conditions for the people are who mine for getting the resources or working in factories to assemble these devices for us. People are suffering there.

For me I decided I want to change this and I want to give people an alternative to these destructive companies. So I learned in the past years a lot about it-security. I dived into the open source world and I started to set up servers with open source software and started to develop open source apps for everyone and this all from used devices and components powered from a solar station. After two years I’m then at the point to bring monocles to light to offer people a affordable solution for changing the world in a non-destrucive and fairer digital and technical solution, which additionally protects them and their data against data analysis and manipulative advertising.

The idea

monocles will offer a complete alternative to the usual online services such as google, microsoft or facebook, but also to the technical solutions and devices for professional and private everyday life.

monocles will be the most eco-friendly and one of the safest alternatives to internet use and to use electronic devices.

planned is a decentralized self-sufficiency own and independent power generation from renewable energy, using used or recycled components, at professional level. this has been partially implemented and is always expanded and improved.

Through of the strict use of open source software solutions and also later open hardware, by rejecting advertising and tracking, through the independence from corporations, organizations and institutions and also by financing the start-up from own funds, monocles has the potential to become one of the most ethical digital and technical solution.

The costs
For getting faster internet connections

For (used) solar stations

For (used) servers and components

For paying the running costs and used devices we need to develop and offer to the people for more privacy

...we decided to start this funding. All funding will go 100% in this start-up and the working time for it.


Support this project to help us starting a real ethical alternative for everyone and offer affordable and really privacy respecting and secure accounts and also devices for your digital life.


You can also support us with a donation through: donation section 

or directly buy an beta account: register on monocles ocean 

monocles soll eine komplette Alternative zu den üblichen Online Diensten wie Google, Microsoft oder Facebook bieten, aber auch zu den technischen Lösungen und Geräten für den beruflichen und privaten Alltag.
Dabei ist monocles die umweltfreundlichste und eine der sichersten Alternativen zur Internetnutzung sowie zu Nutzung von elektronischen Geräten.
Geplant ist eine dezentrale Autarkie durch komplett eigene und unabhängige Stromerzeugung aus erneuerbaren Energien, mittels gebrauchten oder recycelten Komponenten, auf professionellem Niveau. Dies wurde zum Teil schon umgesetzt und wird stets erweitert und verbessert.
Durch die strikte Nutzung von Open Source Softwarelösungen und zukünftig auch Open Hardware, durch Ablehnung von Werbung und Tracking, durch die Unabhängigkeit von Konzernen, Organisationen und Einrichtungen und auch durch die Finanzierung des Start-Ups aus eigenen Mitteln, ist monocles im Potential eines der ethischsten digitalen und technischen Lösungen zu werden. Erfahre mehr über monocles

Damit monocles weiter existieren und wachsen kann brauchen wir Spenden und Unterstützung für laufende Kosten, Komponenten  und vor allem für stabile Glasfaseranbindungen. Unterstütze uns mit um eine fairere, sicherere und umweltfreundlichere digitale Alternative zu schaffen!


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