Wisdom Networks: The Zero Marginal Cost path to Society Growth

Wisdom.to Overview

  • WISDOM.TO is focused on accelerating the critical path to Network Society, the next stage of economic and social development. We organise content around six themes - methodologies, research, technologies, ventures, sectors and countries.
  • WISDOM.TO/NETWORKSOCIETY organises society by linking 'digital twins' of people and society across sectors and countries that empower people to participate and contribute to any 'thing' in real-time in a person to person structure.
  • WISDOM.TO/SOCIETYGROWTH is the purpose of Network Society and consists of 29 'Social Growth factors (encompassing organisation, wisdom, capital, satisfaction). Economic Growth is a subset of Society Growth (9 of the 29 factors).
  • WISDOM.TO/TECHNOLOGYSTACK outlines the 9 strategic technologies which combine to provide foundation for a Network Society and provide 'more' Social Growth with 1% of the complexity of the Industrial Economy.
  • WISDOM.TO/VISION to accelerate the Shift from Industrial Economy to Network Society to 3 - 10 years, and avoid 'Trapped Transition' which could last 50 years
  • WISDOM.TO/VENTURES outlines a [template] 'Society Growth strategy' which assembles the incremental, disruptive and horizon ‘Social Growth’ projects on the critical path to Network Society, and accelerates innovation within large organisations (corporations, government), Society (startups, OGP) and Countries (including OGP). This is a self service resource.
  • WISDOM.TO/SECTORS provides a 'base' Network Society (horizon) strategy for many sectors of society including health, education, government, governance, equity market 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 to all our articles.

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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.

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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.


  • 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.




  • 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.
    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



  • 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.


Country Wisdom - one potential strategic/deployment path

Third Industrial

Evolution drives government and
industry onto the internet

2. Education Transformation

retrain and deploy under-utilised people anywhere rapidly

3. Economic/society Transformation

Evolve into and democratise all other sectors of society

4. Humanitarian Transformation

Help local and global
people fast!

5. Democracy Transformation

Real-time transparent citizen participation and contribution

6. Network

citizen participation in
every institution

7. Government Transformation

Collective governance, efficiency citizen participation


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".

All 6 "things" in the cloud
(not just 2)

People put "things" in books and share them across society

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).

What does wisdom actually look like? Screenshots!

Wisdom Networks organise society's 'things' within networks in the Internet of Everything (IOE) via people and their mobile devices. Please find some screenshot examples below of 'things' and 'books' in sectors. Please note the tabs at the top of the screen allow a person to switch between various sectors. Each sectors contains different 'things', but the underlying method of linking 'things' into 'books' and sharing them remains the same. One method of organising past, present and future means a dramatic reduction in complexity across society and a scalable solution to organise society and the global village at zero marginal cost.

'things' and 'books'

'things' and 'books'

'things' and 'books'

'things' and 'books'

Management & Organisation
'things' and 'books'

Equity Market
'things' and 'books'

Sector pages and presentations contain further screenshots and workflow diagrams for each sector.

'You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete' R. Buckminster Fuller.

VISION: 'Meaning of life' and Purpose of Society

The ‘meaning of life‘ and purpose of society is successive accumulation of collective wisdom, prosperity and satisfaction by individuals, countries and globally. The purpose of a Network Society is to maximise 'Society Growth' by maximising collective wisdom, collective prosperity and collective satisfaction at ‘Zero Marginal Cost‘ in sectors, countries and institutions around the world for the benefit of people.Prosperity lies beyond centralisation, fragmentation and monetisation of society.

Collective Wisdom, Collective Prosperity and Collective Satisfaction

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PLAN: 'Global Village' in 2 years

‘More with less’ Evolution delivers this life and purpose (by default), but it’s delayed by ‘Trapped Transition’ (10-50 years). Wisdom Networks and ‘Global Village’ delivers it (by design with ‘Punctuated Reform’) with 50 networks in 2- 5 years. The mesh of networks empowers 7.3bn to organise, participate and contribute to 'things' across countries, sectors and institutions around the world. Punctuated Reform restores transition, evolution, wisdom, prosperity and peace.

'The Shift' and 'The Plan'
(on one page)

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We all have a role to play in a country, sector or institutions to drive 'Punctuated Reform' and the transition to a Global Village, global innovation (to solve global problems), global governance, global humanitarianism, global capital allocation and 'Minimum Life' (not Basic Income) in 2-5 years! Join a group! Start a venture! Make the 'Wisdom Pledge'!

Wisdom.to/Book (Featured articles)

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.

What role will you play in "The Shift"?

Read our ’16 point plan to achieve transition, wisdom, prosperity and peace’! Choose a country, sector or institution! Own your role in the transition! Interested in working with wisdom? Please join our LinkedIn Group or a community.

Thinker (considers)

  • Regular newsletter (meaningful content only)
  • Magazines
  • Access to our financial model template
  • Access to social network groups in health, education, equity market, Networked Society and Global Wisdom. See contact page for details or our public groups.
  • Add "Thinker, Wisdom Networks" project to your LinkedIn profile

Builder (creates)

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  • Subscribe for Free Membership first, and then contact us to upgrade
  • Courses
  • Videos
  • Due diligence collateral
  • Real-time access to "master" Wisdom Networks to provide demonstrations to third parties
  • Add "Builder, Wisdom Networks" to your LinkedIn profile

Producer (organises)

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  • Intended for clients, their people and others actively working on a Wisdom Network project
  • Producers assemble the people, software and business
  • Private groups for collaboration
  • Real-time access to "master" Wisdom Networks to provide demonstrations to third parties
  • online and on-site support
  • Add "Producer, Wisdom Networks" to your LinkedIn profile

Leader (inspires)

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  • All the benefits of prior levels
  • Private support from one of our people to help drive adoption of large numbers of people
  • Discretion assured (unless otherwise agreed)

NOTE: Our inspiration for the titles Thinkers, Builders, Producers comes from here.




Due diligence


Deploy in 90-180 days

Deploy individual Sectors or all Network Society

Consumer Wisdom ($100 per subscriber) - 1m subscribers create $1.2bn in shareholder value

1m subscribers acquired in 2 years generates annual revenue of $100m yielding $70m in profit and creating more than $700m (Telco P/E of 13) to $1.2b (Internet P/E of 25) in shareholder value. 100k subscribers acquired over 2 years generates 10m in revenue yielding $7m in profit and creating more than $70m (Telco P/E of 13) to $120m (Internet P/E of 25) in shareholder value. This assumes ARPU consumer pricing of $100.

Additional information and explanation is available on our Wisdom Network financial model page.

Industrial Wisdom - ($1,000 per subscriber) - 1m subscribers creates $12bn in shareholder value

High value industries like Equity Market and Health could generate an ARPU of $1,000 per user. These could have a global audience to attract 1m subscribers. Simplistically, 1m subscribers create = $12bn in shareholder value.