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PiCOSM®
WORLD OF YOURS®

PiCosm is a privacy centric multi-purpose utility with a number of invaluable features, each designed to integrate with the forthcoming PiCosm Earth Digital Twin. A healthier more mature and less creepy alternative to the sinister metaverse, this compelling 3D platform is being based on the ahead of it's time Jenesis 4D Imagination Processor conceived by our founders in 1987.

So join PiCosm now for less than the cost of a London pint, and not only benefit from the current features, but be ready for something that will put your wellbeing, tactile abilities and desire for knowledge first.

PiCOSM VALUE PROPOSITION

*Optional modules may be introduced in the future for a fee or free, depending on functionality

WHO ARE YOU?

+ ADVERTISING AGENCY

Never loose traction! Encourage your clients to create a PiCard for their business. By displaying their (permanent) Pi or Pi URL on print advertisements, ad banners, highway billboards and so on, potential customers have a reliable landing spot that will remain active after any online campaign has expired.

+ BOOK WORM

The Book Like Log will help you manage what you have and want to read.

+ CORPORATE OFFICE

A PiCard, like ours, makes it easy to share the contact and location details for your divisional office, or office within an office.

No more bugging your Intranet webmaster to update details on the corporate website, just have your office manager or receptionist login to PiCosm and update your profile. Share your Pi or PiCosm URL with clients, customers and remote staff. You can even use the STATUS control to indicate if the office is closed and leave a message at the top of the PiCard.

+ MANUFACTURER

Reduce product returns, save web development costs and be ready for the Earth Digital Twin (or if it appeals, the Metaverse) with PiCosm 3D Item Profiles.

+ MOVIE BUFF

Manage your seen it and yet to see its with the Movie Like Log

+ MUSIC LOVER

Track your tunes with the Music Like Log

+ RETAILER/SHOP OWNER

During times of uncertainty, to avoid missing out on business and to save your customers a wasted journey, login to your PiCosm account and use the STATUS checkbox to indicate whether you are open or closed right now.

Customers simply view your PiCard online profile where the clock icon will appear green if you're open or red if you're closed.

Available/Open

This says you're OPEN

+ SKILLED TRADES

Builders, carpenters, electricians, gardners, plumbers: Bring an end to frustrating phone tag with your potential customers when you're on a job.

Busy for the next few days? Login to PiCosm and set the STATUS checkbox to Busy/Closed. When a customer views your PiCard electronic business card they will see the red closed/unavailable clock icon and know you're tied up. Likewise, if you are available, login and set the STATUS to Open/Available.

On your advertising and printed business card, display the following:

For my availability and contact details:
picosm.com/x

Where x is the unique Pi (Presence identifier) linked to your profile.

+ STUDENT

Currently, what do you share with your friends? Your mobile number? Tiktok? Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? What if there was just one permanent universal number to share that represented all your information, adapting as your life and career progressed?

Thanks to your PiCard, all you need do is give you contacts the unique Pi number that identifies it.

FAQ

+ WHERE IS YOUR DATA STORED?

Currently, on our servers. Long term, and as part of the PiCosm strategic vision and technical requirements specification, it will be possible to specify on a granular level where different types of information in your account is stored, including:
  1. Our servers
  2. An internal or external drive or USB stick
  3. 3rd party cloud services - If they meet our security and safe data exchange requirements
PiCosm Product Profile 3D models are stored on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

+ WHAT ARE THE COOKIES USED FOR?

When you first visit PiCosm.com, you will be prompted to accept cookies. Alas, not the soft and chewy chocolaty variant. Our cookies are used to store your login details in your browser, for your convenience only. The next time you visit PiCosm it will automatically populate the login fields, so you don't have to re-enter them each time.

For your own security, if your device is shared, we suggest declining cookies and manually logging in each time.

+ IS PiCOSM INTERNATIONAL?

Yes. In fact, when you input a physical address into a PiCosm form, the first field you select is the Country. The appropriate fields will then appear below. For example, if you are based in France (Bonjour!), the fields will be very different to that for an address in the United States (Hi there!). Attention to detail like this is what makes PiCosm special. Secondly, unlike other ID systems, the unique Pi (Presence identifier) that identifies each account/PiCard and/or 3D item profile is 100% numeric, making it easier to dictate and share across International boundaries.

+ IS THERE A PiCOSM APP?

To make it accessible on as many devices as possible, PiCosm can be accessed through most modern web browsers.

+ WHAT DOES THE WORD Pi REPRESENT?

Officially, Presence identifier, although it all depends on what you get out of the platform: Personal identifier. Product identifier. Presence identifier. Protected information. Privacy, indeed!

The i in the PiCosm logo represents your information protected by the P wrapped around it. Not so much by technology, but by our privacy policy. Pretty incredible.

USER GUIDE

+ NAVIGATION

PiCosm is driven using the intuitive three part MustDash™ interface that appears at the top when you're logged in.

The MustDash

  1. The Search field top left is for:
    1. Inputing a Pi number to resolve it directly
    2. Entering keywords to locate information in your own account when you are logged in, or
    3. Locating information other PiCosm users have made public or chosen to share with you.
  2. The ADD drop down menu is for feeding information into your account, such as Like Log entries.
  3. The VIEW menu is for browsing, managing or editing your account data.

+ CONFIGURATION

Select VIEW > SETTINGS to:
  1. Select between 12 & 24 Hour mode.
  2. Choose where your Pi points to. By defailt, it will resolve to your PiCard electronic business card.
  3. Opt in for our (very) periodical newsletters. If you would rather learn about improvements to PiCosm in a less intrusive manner, follow @PiCosm4D on Twitter.

+ TAGS

Tags are custom keywords you create and assign to some of your PiCosm content to help organise, filter and locate it. There are two types of tag:

Public tags will help people find you. Examples: Plumbing, Javascript, Teacher.

Private tags are associated with your internal (potentially confidential or sensitive) PiCosm content such as work or personal projects. Examples: Xanadu, Berlin2022.

To create tags:
  1. Select VIEW > TAGS
  2. Type your first tag into the appropriate field.
  3. To mark the tag as a project, tick the checkbox to its right.
  4. Click the Add control control.
  5. Once done, click [SAVE] and continue as required.
The Contact Manager and other forthcoming PiCosm features will make use of your tags.

+ CONTACT MANAGEMENT

To allow another PiCosm user to view private information on your PiCard (and take advantage of future colaborative features), you will both need to pair each others Pi numbers with the other using the PiCosm Contact Manager. To do this:
  1. Notify your contact (say by phone, text chat or email)
  2. Select VIEW > CONTACTS.
  3. Input the Pi of your contact into the [Enter Pi to Pair] field and click the orange Resolve Pi control.
  4. Ensure your contact logs into his PiCosm account and does the same thing with your Pi number.
This mutally safe privacy centric opt in system is what seperates PiCosm from other online services.

+ PRIVACY + SECURITY

Select VIEW > PROFILE to specify what will appear on your PiCard and (at your discretion) be used by other current or future PiCosm features. Use the SELECT FIELDS FOR THIS PROFILE drop down menu to choose items (Location, Email etc) and then click the Add control control to create the specified field. If you create a Location field group, where a physical address is input, enter the name of the location in the Description field, IE, Home, Work, Studio.

The red trash can control can be used to remove fields created in error or no longer required. Mandatory fields required for operation of your PiCosm account cannot be deleted.

If you have paired one or more contacts with your account, specify who sees what using the permissions menu below each field, as shown in the fig below.

Setting sharing Permissions


Setting the sharing permissions for the City component of a street address via VIEW > PROFILE


The padlock icon will change shape and colo(u)r as follows:

Green circle = Item not being shared.
Orange square = Only shared with one or more contacts.
Red triangle = Shared with the Public or Public + one or more contacts.

No PiCosm contacts? Then the only sharing option is Public. If you do not want anyone to view that item, ensure no checkboxes are ticked.

For your peace of mind, to verify how much information is visible to the public on your PiCard:

a) Logout of PiCosm.
b) View your PiCard at picosm.com/x, where x is your Pi number.

Only the information you specified as Public on VIEW > PROFILE will be visible.

+ HELP

PiCard location map accuracy

If a map that appears next to one or more of your physical addresses is not showing your true location, you can manually adjust this as follows:

  1. Login to your account
  2. Select VIEW > PROFILE
  3. Below the Location fields, ensure the Update map on save checkbox is on.
  4. Click the small [Save] control. If not already visible, a mini map will appear.
  5. Drag the cross hairs and map until the cross hairs are positioned over your location. If necessary, zoom in [+] or out [-] and/or switch to Satellite view.
  6. Click [Save]

Contact name does not appear next to a Pi

If your contact(s) have yet to give you permission to view their name (First, Middle and/or Last), then it will not appear before their Pi on the Contact Manager or Profile Permissions. For example, Pi 12 34 5. Once Permissions are set, you will see, (for example) Joe Smith (Pi 12 34 5).

Need more technical support?

Contact us at hi AT picosm DOT com. A real human will reply.

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