The Network Society Path to Society Growth

Introduction

    Society Growth

  • Network Society is the Path to Society Growth
  • Society Growth consists of 30 factors (encompassing organisation, wisdom, capital and satisfaction) that are the collective objectives for society.
  • Second Industrial Revolution

  • Our 'Second Industrial Revolution' methodology to organise society achieves a low quantity (9 of 30) and quality of Society Growth Factors. Negatives include inequality, declining or negative productivity, flat 'Aggregate Efficiency' since 1990, poverty, centralisation, environment damage and resource depletion well beyond replenishment. This platform needs to be changed proactively and urgently. Environmental damage may become irreversible in less than 50 years.
  • Historical Analogy - From Feudal Information Economy ...

  • The First Industrial Revolution was a Shift from feudal agriculture where every person applied their own tools to farm a 1 acre block of the landscape. Technology (like combine harvesters) farm larger area with standardised tools. The eventual outcome was a 600x lift in productivity and 1.6% of the workforce now produces enough food for everyone.
  • The Third Industrial Revolution is similar to the First Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Economy's service sector is a feudal information economy where every person is granted a 1 acre block of Society’s commons (or Things) to farm for monetary gain using a different set of tools. It is a shift to a Network Society where a large (or all) of the information landscape is managed in a Network Society where everything is in one network. Like all other sectors impacted by compounding productivity, the services sectors will achieve much more with dramatically less as a result of new technologies, new methodologies and consolidating society's things in one network. The outcome is likely to be jump a jump in productivity (200x), a rising Aggregate Efficency, and increasing unemployment from Second Industrial Revolution sectors
  • Unemployment is a sign of society's success. The key global challenge is to sustain, transfer value, redeploy unemployed, offer purpose or capture contribution from unemployed countries and unemployed people inevitably rendered obsolete by decades of compounding productivity.
  • Third Industrial Revolution

  • The 'Third Industrial Revolution' methodology is a comprehensive economic and societal vision which provides a radical and necessary jump in productivity and Aggregate Efficiency (systems efficiency). Europe, China and Germany have multi-billion dollar ‘Third Industrial Revolution” strategies. The ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) strategy is a multi-rillion dollar project led by China and Russia that involves 65 countries and is the largest economic and social development project of the 21st Century. Luxembourg (population 582,000) also has a 'Third Industrial Revolution' strategy.
  • The Third Industrial Revolution is a result of a convergence and maturity of ‘communications internet’, ‘energy internet’ and ‘transport internet’. It is a term popularised, developed and advanced by Jeremy Rifkin in his book, 2017 documentary and strategic consulting to various countries.
  • The Third Industrial Revolution needs an additional ‘internet’ (or a comprehensive specification and strategy) - ‘Network Society’ (or ‘Society Internet’).
  • Network Society

  • We offer and outline a vision for the functions, features, structure and technology stack of a Network Society in key sectors, countries, regions and globally.
  • ‘Network Society’ organises ‘Digital Twins’ of society’s things (people, content) in networks and allows everyone to collectively act (collaboration, blockchain transactions, wisdom) on every thing, everywhere across family, sectors, country and globally.
  • The Network Society Technology Stack are the key technologies which underly the Network Society platform. They include Zero Marginal Cost Networks, 'Digital Twins', cryptocurrency, Internet of Things (IoT), Permanent Things (IPFS), Blockchainified things, Wisdomified things (wisdom networks), Internet of Everything (IoE) ans Society Growth
  • Maximising 'Society Growth' for all

  • Network Society maximises ‘Society Growth’ (a set of 30 factors encompassing organisation, wisdom, capital and satisfaction) at Zero Marginal Cost. Other positives include significant reduction in resource usage, less environmental damage, citizen empowerment, distributed power, distributed prosperity and provide unemployed people and unemployed countries with the opportunity to contribute to any 'thing' in a global Network Society.
  • Network Society delivers twice the Society Growth (organisation, wisdom, capital, satisfaction), a jump in productivity and Aggregate Efficiency at half the cost (GDP, environmental). A greater proportion of Society's 'Commons" or Society's 'things', service delivery and governance is organised in person to person real-time Zero Marginal Cost networks, rather than by remote isolated batch processed hierarchies at significant cost.
  • Comparing Revolutions

  • 'Revolution' (jump in productivity and 'Aggregate Efficiency') = Communications + Transport + Energy + Society structure
  • First Industrial Revolution (19th Century) = Printing and telegraph + Coal and steam power + Locomotive + Feudal Society
  • Second Industrial Revolution (20th Century) = Telephone and Radio + Oil + Internal Combustion Engine + large Centralised hierarchies (Capitalist Democracy, big government, large corporations) = Economic Growth (inequality, materialism, centralised decision-making)
  • Third Industrial Revolution = Communications Internet (Internet , IoT devices, IoE, mobile devices) + Transport Internet (automated) + Energy Internet (distributed, renewable, low carbon, solar) + Society Internet (Network Society, distributed networks flat, lateral, collaborative, distributed governance, lower ecological footprint, Biosphere Civilisation) = Society Growth (distributed prosperity, empowered citizens, improved 'Aggregate Efficiency')
  • Transition within 3-10 years, or 'trapped transition' for 50 years and environmental collapse

  • Network Society could be implemented within 3-10 years. We may also remain in 'Trapped Transition' as Second Industrial Revolution industries fail to innovate or evolve. Some consumer sectors have already been transformed. Some of the largest industries have mademake incremental change, but not disruptive or horizon change necessary to deliver society growth. Symptoms of 'Trapped Transition' include negative or declining productivity, flat 'Aggregate Efficiency', indecision, war, unsustainable debt, recurring and unresolved crisis, collapse (to simplicity) and citizen dissatisfaction.
  • Accelerating transition

  • The objective is to create 'Network Society' ventures on the critical path to Network Society .
  • We aim to crowd create Network Society ventures on the critical path to Society Growth and accelerate the 'Third Industrial Revolution' and the transition to Network Society. Our content is arranged by 6 themes or strategies along the path - methodologies, research, technologies, ventures, sectors and countries.
  • We offer a 'Network Society' Expansion Pack which includes education, innovation process and templates for accelerators, government, large corporations, Open Government Partnership (OGP) teams, EU 'Smart Specialisation Strategies' (S3), accelerators, entrepreneurs, governments and crowds. A 'Society Growth' (template) or 'Third Industrial Revolution' template is being developed. A Checklist of strategic projects, or education elements, will also be available. As an example, we are developing a 'Tasmanian Third Industrial Revolution' presentation and associated meetups and social groups.
  • Under development ... completed January 2018

  • We plan to have a first draft of this web site and templates by mid January 2018. We thought we'd share some of the journey to allow contribution and feedback.

Template 'Society Growth' or '[Name] Third Industrial Revolution (strategy)

Example: Tasmanian 'Third Industrial Revolution' (presentation)

YouTube Playlist introduction

Wisdom.to/ventures Top 10 Video Playlist (begins with 'Third Industrial Revolution' documentary trailer

Audio Introduction

Network Society 'pitch'
(3m audio)

by Marcus Cake

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Differences between First, Second and Third Industrial Revolutions

Society Growth and its 30 factors

A formula for a 'Third Industrial Revolution' (explained)

Network Society Technology Stack

Map of Network Society ventures on the Critical Path to Network Society

Checklist of Network Society ventures (or education) on the Critical Path to Network Society

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Wisdom.to Overview

  • WISDOM.TO is focused on accelerating the critical path to Network Society, the next stage of economic and social development.
  • WISDOM.TO/NETWORKSOCIETY organises society by linking 'digital twins' of people and society's things in networks across sectors, regions and countries. Each person can interact with every 'thing' anywhere in direct person to person networks in real-time. Each 'thing' can receive global/local participation, global/local contribution, wisdom (of crowds), trusted transactions (via decentralised blockchains confirming transactions and providing immutable audit trails), real-time collaboration and permanent storage.
  • WISDOM.TO/THIRDINDUSTRIALREVOLUTIONis the global integration of ‘communications internet’, ‘energy internet’ and ‘transport internet’ and a shift to horizontal, decentralised people driven networks as a means to organise society at Zero Marginal Cost with less environment, energy and resources impact. It provides an overdue and critically required jump in Total Factor Productivity (in system) and Aggregated Efficiency (system potential yield) to drive prosperity in the future. ‘Network Society’ is the ‘communications internet’ or Internet of Everything (IoE) platform of the ‘Third Industrial Revolution’
  • WISDOM.TO/SOCIETYGROWTH is the purpose of Network Society and consists 29 'Social Growth' Factors (encompassiong organisation, wisdom, capital, satisfaction). Economic Growth is a subset of Society Growth (9 of 29 factors).
  • WISDOM.TO/TECHNOLOGYSTACK outlines the 9 strategic technologies which combine to provide foundation fo a Network Society and provide more Social Growth with 1% of the complexity of the Industrial Economy.
  • WISDOM.TO/VISIONis to accelerate the Shift from Industrial Economy to Network Society to 3-10 years and a jump in Productivity (in system) and Aggregated Efficiency (system yield) which drives living satndard higher for all. Alternatively, 'Trapped Transition which could last 50 years with consequential environmental damage and declining living standards from an Industrial Economy methodology which became obsolete in 1972, 1990 or 2008.
  • WISDOM.TO/VENTURES is a 'Network Society Expansion Pack' and education resource for economic development, innovation and startup programmes including EU's Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3), Open Government Partnership (OGP), The Lean Startup (for isolated startups), The Startup Way (across large organisations), 'Open Innovation', accelerators and bespoke initiatives. It provides a template 'Society Growth Strategy' presentation template and a checklist of 'Strategic projects' on the critical path to Network Society. Content structured around six themes - Methodologies, Research, Technologies, Ventures, Sectors and Countries. Under development (completed December 2017).
  • WISDOM.TO/SECTORS provides a 'base' Network Society (horizon) strategy for many sectors of scoiety including health, education, equity market, government, governance, democracy and others.
  • WISDOM.TO/COUNTRIES provides a 'base' Network Society 'horizon' strategy for 20+ countries, Europe, Humanitarian projects, 69 Open Government Partnership (OGP) countries and 15 OGP subnationals, Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) and Telecommunications companies.
  • WISDOM.TO/FEATUREDARTICLES: are articles relevant to the critical path to Network Society and/or our six themes
  • WISDOM.TO/ARTICLES provides a list of all our articles.


NETWORK SOCIETY SUMMARY (Brief - Why? - How? - Where? - What? - Who?)

Brief summary

  • ONE NETWORK DRIVING GLOBAL COMMUNITY PURSUING SOCIETY GROWTH: Network Society uses one network, one Technology Stack (of 9 Technologies), one method (things -> books -> communities/sectors/regions/countries -> society) and three roles (Executives - Managers - Leaders) to organise sectors, regions and countries in the Internet of Everything (IoE) to collectively drive Society Growth (consisting of 29 Social Growth Factors across organisation, wisdom, capital and satisfaction).
  • SIMPLICITY AND SUSTAINABILITY AT ZERO MARGINAL COST: Society returns from the complexity and unsustainability of a Society which uses the Industrial Economy model which achieves ‘less’ economic growth with millions of narrow high cost, hierarchies, to the simplicity and sustainability of ‘more’ Social Growth in a Network Society driven by people in all encompassing Zero Marginal Cost networks.


Infographics (click to enlarge)


PROCESS: Wisdom Networks organise 'Digital Twins' of every 'thing' in Society and empower anyone to focus community wisdom (knowledge and action) on any thing, anywhere, anytime in real-time.


More about Digital Twins? ... Sectors, Regions, Countries. Click image to expand.

OUTCOMES: Network Society 'Technology Stack' achieves more of the 29 'Society Growth' Factors and a 200x productivity jump, compared to Industrial Economy. Wisdom Networks provide 2 of 9 technologies in the Network Society 'Technology Stack'

More? ... 'Technology Stack' article here. Click image to expand.

Why?

  • NETWORK SOCIETY TECHNOLOGY STACK OFFERS 'MORE' SOCIETY GROWTH FACTORS WITH DRAMATICALLY LESS RESOURCES AND 1% OF THE COMPLEXITY: Network Society 'Technology Stack' achieves more of the 29 'Society Growth' Factors (encompassing organisation, wisdom, capital and satisfaction) with 1% of the complexity and a 200x productivity jump.
  • INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY OFFERS LESS WITH MORE RESOURCES, EXPONENTIAL COMPLEXITY, HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL COST, DECLINING PRODUCTIVITY AND STAGNATION: The Industrial Economy model divides physical things amongst millions of physical organisations each, millions of technology stacks and millions of methods of organisation. The primary focus is on GDP and monetising 'things' to sustain large organisations. This model achieves a low number of 'Society Growth' factors and moving physical things results in significant environment cost and significant externalities.
  • NETWORK SOCIETY IS SUSTAINABLE WITH LOWER ENERGY USAGE, LESS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE WHILE ACHIEVING MORE SOCIAL GROWTH FACTORS FOR MORE PEOPLE FASTER: Network Society offers a fundamental change in the ratio of economic, social and environmental outcomes relative to costs. By moving organising 'Digital Twins' in networks, physical things do not need to be moved for the purposes of organisation. In Network Society, people use network to organise, make decisions and arrange service delivery in real-time. The Industrial Economy's isolated, fragmented and slow structures become obsolete and significant energy, environmental and adminstrative savings are a result.

What?

  • NETWORK SOCIETY IS A ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE WHICH ORGANISES SOCIETY, COUNTRIES AND SECTORS AS THINGS AND BOOKS (ie linked things) IN THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING (IoE)


How?

  • NETWORK SOCIETY MANAGES 'DIGITAL TWINS' OF SOCIETY'S THINGS USING ONE NETWORK, ONE TECHNOLOGY STACK AND ONE METHOD: Network Society achieves twice the society with 1% of the complexity and a 200x productivity jump with 1% of the complexity, compared to Industrial Economy. It achieves this 200x lift in productivity by organising ‘Digital Twins’ using one Technology Stack, on one network with one method (linking things - sharing books - crowd creating communities/sectors/industries - society with a common purpose).
  • NETWORK SOCIETY PROVIDES HUNDREDS OF TAGS (OR CATEGORIES OR ATTRIBUTES) THAT ALLOWS EACH THING TO BE DIFFERENTIATED WITHIN ONE NETWORK (RATHER THAN FRAGMENTED IN MILLIONS OF PHYSICAL STRUCTURES): Network Society puts a 'Digital Twin' of every 'thing' in a network and differentiates 'things', not by separation, but by simply assigning tags (or categories or attributes) to each thing. Tags include the six types of things (data, information, community, collaboration, knowledge, wisdom), sector, region and country.
  • EACH OF THE NINE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE NETWORK SOCIETY 'TECHNOLOGY STACK' BRING A SPECIFIC FEATURE/FUNCTION TO EACH 'THING' INCLUDING WISDOM (KNOWLEDGE AND ACTION OF CROWDS) AND BLOCKCHAIN (IMMUTABLE TRANSACTIONS AND AUDIT TRAILS). Features and functions added by the Network Society 'Technology Stack' to each 'Digital Twin' thing includes:
    1. 1. Zero Marginal Cost: There is no incremental cost to add a user to a Network Society, particularly if averaged over a global network. There is a high marginal cost to add users to an Industrial Economy, particularly in a smaller organisation unit.
    2. 2. Digital Twins: A ‘Digital Twins’ platform maintains a digital twin of all things in society including people and content across sectors, regions and countries. It is exponentially more efficient and effective to organise society in a ‘Digital Twin’ platform where every thing is connected to every other thing
    3. 3. Cryptocurrency: sound currency and irreversible payments
    4. 4. Internet of Things (IoT) - remote monitoring, interaction and control of things
    5. 5. Permanent 'things' - permanent decentralised storage
    6. 6. Blockchainified things - decentralised, irreversible, trusted transactions and immutable audit trail
    7. 8. Wisdomified (knowledge and prioritised action) things - focus the wisdom of anyone on any 'thing' anywhere in real-time
    8. 8. Internet of Everything (IoE) in one place - every 'thing', every interaction, everyone in one place with service delivery, governance and organisation in one network accessible by all
    9. 9. Society Growth as a common purpose consisting of 29 achievable Social Growth Factors


Where?


Who?

  • LARGE ORGANISATIONS AND GOVERNMENT ARE BEST PLACED TO ACCELERATE THE SHIFT TO NETWORK SOCIETY WITH INNOVATION AND STARTUPS ON THE CRITICAL PATH TO NETWORK SOCIETY:: Our self-service Ventures resource is intended to provide entrepreneurs in large organisations (government and corporates), society (people, startups and crowds) and countries/regions with a process and the specific tools and knowledge to crowd create ‘Society Growth’ ventures on the critical path to Network Society. Large organisations, particularly government and telecommunciations companies, could achieve Network Society in 3-10 years.
  • WISDOM NETWORKS ARE DIGITAL TWIN PLATFORMS WHICH FOCUS WISDOM (KNOWLEDGE AND ACTION) ON 'THINGS': Our heritage is in two elements of the Network Society Technology Stack - 'Digital Twin' networks and 'Wisdomified things'. Our future expands to the Network Society Technology Stack and accelerating evolution to Network Society with Ventures resource intended to accelerate evolution to Network Society.

Wisdom Networks are part of the Network Society 'Technology Stack' and provide a 'Digital Twin' of physical things in society, and bring the wisdom of crowds to those things. Wisdom Networks enable all-inclusive citizen empowerment and democratisation across every sector. 100 times more addressable data means 10,000 times more patterns (or knowledge) and "a profound change in the economics of the world we live in".
Network Society empowers every person by organising every “thing” in Society in the “Internet of Everything" (IoE) into shared books, just like people already do with their social lives. Everyone can participate and contribute to every “thing”, everywhere, across every sector in society in real-time via their mobile devices. Network Society organises collective knowledge, collective governance and collective action in real-time. Network Society is “The App” that drives economic and social development across sectors and countries. Our sector pages provide comprehensive information including screenshots and community definitions (in IoE terms).

Presentation Template: [Name] 'Third Industrial Revolution Strategy

wisdom.to/Ventures Checklist

  • PURPOSE: WISDOM.TO/VENTURES is a 'Network Society Expansion Pack' for economic development, innovation and startup programmes including EU's Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3), Open Government Partnership (OGP), The Lean Startup (for isolated startups), The Startup Way (across large organisations), 'Open Innovation' and bespoke initiatives by corporations, government, civil society and crowds. First version delivered by mid December 2017 by (this) web site. Publicly available to allow contribution.
  • A CATALOGUE OF 'STRATEGIC PROJECTS' IN PRESENTATION TEMPLATE, CHECKLIST AND WEB PAGE TABS: Strategic projects on the critical path to Network Society are summarised in the 'Society Growth Strategy' presentation/template, the wisdom.to/ventures Checklist tabs on wisdom.to/ventures web pages.
  • 'READABLE' PRESENTATION AS INTRODUCTION AND TEMPLATE FOR YOUR OWN 'SOCIETY GROWTH STRATEGY': The 'Strategic Growth Summary presentation' is intended as a 'readable' document to introduce the the Methodologies-Research-Technology-Ventures-Sectors-Countries structure to innovation and evolution to Network Society. By adding/deleting strategic projects, the strategy could become a 'Society Growth presentation' for a specific country, sector, organisation or community.

Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • SITUATION AND CHALLENGES
  • METHODOLOGIES
    1. Society Growth
    2. Third Industrial Revolution
    3. EU's 'Smart Specialisation Strategy' (S3)
    4. Open Government Partnership (OGP)
    5. Network Society
    6. Others (including Innovation)
  • TECHNOLOGIES
    1. Network Society 'Technology Stack'
  • VENTURES
    1. 'Strategic projects' on the critical path to Network Society
  • SECTOR STRATEGIES
    1. 'Digital Twins' in the IoE
    2. Industry as a Blockchain
  • COUNTRY STRATEGIES
    1. Model: Luxembourg 'Third Industrial Revolution' Strategy
    2. New Silk Road ( or One Belt, One Road)
    3. Reference: Base Country base 'horizon' strategy
  • STRATEGIC CHOICES AND OUTCOMES
  • APPENDIX

Presentation: Wisdom.to/[template] 'Society Growth' Strategy

Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • SITUATION AND CHALLENGES
    1. Tasmania Report 2017
  • METHODOLOGIES
    1. Society Growth
    2. Third Industrial Revolution
    3. EU's 'Smart Specialisation Strategy' (S3)
    4. Open Government Partnership (OGP)
    5. Network Society
    6. Others (including Innovation)
  • TECHNOLOGIES
    1. Network Society 'Technology Stack'
  • VENTURES
    1. 'Strategic projects' on the critical path to Network Society
  • SECTOR STRATEGIES
    1. 'Digital Twins' in the IoE
    2. Industry as a Blockchain
  • COUNTRY STRATEGIES
    1. Model: Luxembourg 'Third Industrial Revolution' Strategy
    2. Reference: Australian Wisdom base 'horizon' strategy
  • STRATEGIC CHOICES AND OUTCOMES
  • APPENDIX

Tasmanian 'Third Industrial Revolution' strategy: Network Society projects on the critical path to Society Growth

Some of our essential slides and infographics are provided below for your convenience.

For comprehensive information please review the The Society Growth 'template' or (example) 'Tasmanian Third Industrial Revolution' page and presentation.

Differences between First, Second and Third Industrial Revolutions

Society Growth and its 30 factors

A formula for a 'Third Industrial Revolution' (explained)

Network Society Technology Stack

Map of Network Society ventures on the Critical Path to Network Society

Checklist of Network Society ventures (or education) on the Critical Path to Network Society

YouTube Playlist - Top 10 videos

Many wisdom.to/ventures sections have YouTube playlists. We include the Top 10 to serve as a broad introduction.

Youtube playlist (Wisdom.to Top 10 videos)

Our Featured articles are assembled around a theme of Network Society, economic development and the pursuit of prosperity. Click here to view all Featured articles.