If Bruneians sat down with a blank sheet of paper today, this is the 'Brunei' they would design for tomorrow. It is a quick, easy and comprehensive paradigm (or platform) shift using current technologies. Simply, every 'thing' in every sector across society has a virtual representation in a society-wide, blockchainified, massively scalable databases accessible to everyone. Wisdom Networks organise and focus the wisdom of crowds around every 'thing' in society, everywhere for everyone via mobile devices. The outcome is a real-time, Zero Marginal Cost, transparent and accessible Network Society that delivers a Third Industrial Revolution jump in productivity and quality of life for everyone. The crowd can begin with a small problem and expand to sector, country, region and the Global Village.
The Zero Marginal Cost path to Society Growth!
Bruneian Wisdom Network applies the Network Society development model to deliver the "1 Brunei in 1 Global Village" objectives of 'Society Growth', Minimum Life (enhanced Basic Income), Economic Transformation, Government Transformation and to accelerate the evolutionary Shift from Industrial Economy to Network Society. Zero Marginal Cost Networks (internet, massively scalable 'blockchainified' databases, wisdom networks, mobile devices, distributed apps, distributed databases, open source software etc) and the resulting Network Society development model offer a superior, efficient, effective global and costless means to organise society (sectors, countries and the Global Village) and focus community wisdom on society outcomes and a Minimum Life (or enhanced Basic Income) for everyone.
Bruneian Wisdom enables the 3rd Industrial Revolution, distributed prosperity, distributed governance, economic transformation, government transformation, all-inclusive citizen empowerment, democratisation across every sector, regional/global integration, regional integration and accelerates the shift towards a Network Society and a global humanitarian platform.
The purpose of a Network Society is 'Society Growth' by maximising collective wisdom, collective prosperity and collective satisfaction at ‘Zero Marginal Cost‘ in sectors, countries and the Global Village for everyone, everywhere.
Network Society consolidates all 8 types of capital underlying prosperity and 6 types of wisdom in a few networks to crowd create satisfaction and a Minimum Life (or enhanced Basic Income) for everyone at 'Zero Marginal cost', rather than exponential fragmentation, centralisation and high marginal cost of the Industrial Economy. Launch in 90-180 days. Transformation in 2-5 years.
Quickly switch between things, books, sectors, countries, languages ... only 3 clicks to participate or contribute to any 'thing' in the world!
Network Society unites people within a few networks at 'Zero Marginal cost with an open, transparent and accessible platform. Network Society uses a single method to exchange wisdom (data, information, community, collaboration, knowledge, wisdom) and aggregates prosperity (all 8 types) across every sector, country and globally to crowd create the Global Village, a Minimum Life (enhanced Basic Income) and other exponential benefits. Industrial Economy divides people with millions of hierarchies at high marginal cost using proprietary channels. Network Society achieves 'more' overall individual, country and global prosperity 'with less' economy, GDP, environmental cost and resource consumption. Total prosperity gains more than offset any loss in material and financial prosperity resulting from the Epocalypse that ushers in the Network Society.
Introduction documents (summary)
We have prepared comprehensive introduction documents for each country along two themes - Economic Transformation and Government Transformation. Each theme begins with an introduction letter and greater detail is provided in a presentation. These customised and specific documents are available via Google Drive share. Our web site also provides a country page with an initial, generic introduction.
Society growth is dynamic, driven by real-time citizen participation in open networks and anti-fragile
- The 'Industrial Economy' model for determining '(economic) growth' is planned and expanded by government and industry which organises money, infrastructure, hierarchy, centralised decision making, annual planning cycles and markets to determine society focus and expansion. The people in a Network Society drive Society Growth with real-time knowledge, planning, effort and broad consensus captured and applied in all 'Community of Common Interest' wisdom networks across society. Priorities, resource allocation, capital allocation, effort and outcomes are determined by real-time citizen activity (pseudo voting) across society in real-time networks.
- Any individual could download and deploy a wisdom network in 90-180 days to focus wisdom to focus local, national or global wisdom on community of common interest, society problem, need or challenge. Society Growth is dynamically with real-time citizen demand for network features, sector, country, regional and global networks satisfied by any individual creating a wisdom network in 90-180 days.
- Entrepreneurs, governments, telcos and industry build a supply of wisdom networks that present the people and society with opportunity for Society Growth. Wisdom Network demand (citizen participation and contribution) determines where society expands by prioritising features, functions, wisdom and effort amongst competing local, sector, country and global networks. Wisdom networks can be launched in 90-180 days and achieve local, sector, country or global transformation in 1-5 years.
- Rather than voting for between policies of two political parties, annual planning cycles and capital allocation based upon return on Investment, Society Growth is determined by real-time wisdom network demand (citizen participation and contribution) and supply (proposals to society by anyone) determines community consensus in real-time across sectors, countries and globally. The many (rather than the few) collectively determine the features, functions and growth path of society in Zero marginal Cost networks.
- In an Industrial Economy the economic and political spheres of society are separated, fragmented, batch processed and opaque. A Network Society integrates the political and economic spheres and makes them real-time, transparent and integrates what was previously divided, fragmented, batch processed and opaque. Network Society consolidates political and economic spheres into a single mesh network which is real-time, transparent, accessilble to all and driven by the people.
- Wisdom networks are the foundation for real-time people-driven Network Society. Government can focus on governance as the responsibility of organising society is returned to the people.
Fragile hierarchies and economies vs. Anti-fragile networks and society
- Human intervention centralises power and prosperity and fragments society amongst hierarchies. The result is the Industrial Economy and a fragile society. Industrial Economy neither adapts or gets stronger when stressed. It continually needs to be fixed and distortion, exponential complexity and inherent systemic risk inevitably leads to crisis and collapse.
- Zero Marginal Cost technologies and the resulting Network Society are antifragile. They get better over time, when stressed and when shocked (like nature). They are driven by people and the crowd creates stability, improvement and has neglible risk as a result of design and processes more closely reflecting nature. No single piece becomes too big or presents a risk that could ultimately cause the failure of society. The outcome is a simple person to person network (with 7bn people).
Hardware complexity to Software simplicity
The complexity of physics can be simplified to e=mc2. The complexity of society can be simplified to Things = Books = Sectors = Countries = Global Village. This formula represents the design of software that organises Network Society. An Industrial Economy divides people using hierarchies within countries and globally using physical (ie hardware) tools to organise society. Network Society unites people with few networks in sectors, countries and Network Democracy around the world using virtual (ie software) tools to organise society. The primary means for organising society becomes networks of people organised by software at zero marginal cost with immediate outcomes, rather than isolated, physical hierarchies using expensive infrastructure with uncertain outcomes over long timeframes. The 'Global Village' becomes a mesh of countries and sectors. Each country is unified by software as '1 Country'. All countries are unified by software as '1 Global Village'. Network Society simply comes 'Over the Top' (OTT) of society and virtually organises every 'thing' in the cloud.
Giant hierarchies are anomalies in economic history ... Wisdom Networks are what comes next!
Country Wisdom strategy - One potential path
One potential path:
- Stage 1 Equity market transformation: enables collective wisdom for innovation, ventures, SME's and large companies
- Stage 2. Government Wisdom: enables real-time, transparent citizen participation across government, industry, corporations and democracy
- Stage 3. Economic Transformation: evolve to other 'things' and sectors (health, education, equity market, etc) and achieve Network Society.
- Stage 4. Humanitarian Transformation: helping those in crisis locally and globally simply involves adopting people and their things into your network society.
- Stage 5. Democracy Transformation: evolve to organise all 'things' in the democratic process to enable real-time, comprehensive citizen participation in the governance of society and its key institutions.
- Stage 6. Education Wisdom: evolution produces more with less. Unemployment is an inevitable result. Normally, people are redeployed to new sectors. These are not normal times and this process is suspended with increasing unemployment. Education Wisdom provides a global platform for educating everybody, integrating with industry and achieving a prioritised, global focus to solve some the world’s greatest challenges.
Network Society provides a quantitative and qualitative improvement over the Industrial Economy. Wisdom Networks and the resulting Network Society yields 9 times more than an Industrial Economy by organising Productive Knowledge and every ‘thing’ using the cloud, people and their devices. An Industrial Economy only values people based upon the work they apply within hierarchies to earn an income. Network Society values people based upon their contribution to networks spanning sector, country and global networks.
Status quo is exhausted and obsolete
The existing approaches to economic development use obsolete structures and methods. These structures and methods are physical structures which isolate Productive Knowledge in buildings and information systems. These approaches also suffer from diminishing returns. Society has achieved much in the last 100 years. However, the status quo simply can’t deliver further prosperity, transparency, productivity, accountability or governance. The GDP growth and innovation of the Industrial economy has ended and future GDP growth is likely be half that (or negative) of the last 100 years. At exponential cost, governments have prevented an evolutionary and inevitable Shift to the next stage of economic development. The overdue Third Industrial Revolution tirelessly endeavours to evolve society from the Industrial Economy development model to a Network Society development model.
Countries and people have been reduced to wealth transfers, not wealth creation.
Evolution stalled? Why stop at social?
Social networks restructured social interaction by combining "Things" into "books" and sharing them globally. Every book contains a digestible and comprehensive statement of past, present and future regarding the social activities of a person, or of a particular thing? Why doesn't every other sector of society work the same way? Health, education, equity market, innovation, government, governance and every other sectors can operate the same way. The outcome is a Network Society. Why has the "things" into shared books approach not been deployed to other sectors?
The tireless 'more with less' evolution of our society simply means less people produce more output in every sector over time. Without new sectors in a stagnant Industrial Economy to provide employment, unemployment is inevitable. The assumption of one person's expenditure is another's income in an Industrial Economy becomes obsolete. Society's success means that a welfare payment to look for employment becomes a 'basic income' which acknowledges employment may simply not be available. A declining worker-dependent ratio resulting from demographics adds to the challenges. The Industrial Economy development model is not able to fund a 'basic income' or retirement for larger numbers of people. The productivity gains from the overdue Third Industrial Revolution and a Network Society is required to fund basic income and enhance society by organising 'contribution' directly between everyone.
Don't fight forces, use them.(1932)
This is not a visible revolution and it is not political. You’re dealing with the invisible world of technology. Politics is absolutely hopeless. That’s why everything has gone wrong. You have ninety-nine percent of the people thinking “politics,” and hollering and yelling. And that won’t get you anywhere. Hollering and yelling won’t get you across the English Channel. It won’t reach from continent to continent; you need electronics for that, and you have to know what you’re doing. Evolution has been at work doing all these things so it is now possible. Nobody has consciously been doing it. The universe is a lot bigger than you and me. We didn’t invent it. (1981)
We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living. (1970)
Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking. (1963)
We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable. Consequently, society expects all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief. . . . In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding. Specialization has bred feelings of isolation, futility, and confusion in individuals. It has also resulted in the individual's leaving responsibility for thinking and social action to others. Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as international and ideological discord, which, in turn, leads to war. (1975)
It is essential to release humanity from the false fixations of yesterday, which seem now to bind it to a rationale of action leading only to extinction.(1975)
It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a ‘higher standard of living than any have ever known.’ It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary and henceforth unrationalizable as mandated by survival. (1981)
'Trapped Transition' or 'Punctuated Reform'
The global community is in 'Trapped Transition' between Industrial Economy and Network Society. 'Punctuated reform' and the Shift to the next stage of economic development can occur by design with a proactive and comprehensive plan, or by default with crisis, collapse or war. History shows us that the latter is more likely. Change rarely occurs without crisis, collapse or war. In the Age of Turbulence, old ways crumble, but the new can not take flight. Let’s escape 'Trapped Transition' by implementing 'punctuated reform' to move from centralised stagnation to distributed power and prosperity. We could be in 'Trapped Transition' for another 50 years, or complete 'Punctuated Reform' in 2-5 years.
Humanity is now experiencing history's most difficult evolutionary transformation. (1983)
There is more recognition now that things are changing, but not because there is a political move to do it. It is simply a result of the information being there. Our survival won’t depend on political or economic systems. It’s going to depend on the courage of the individual to speak the truth, and to speak it lovingly and not destructively. It’s saying what you really know and feel is the truth, in all directions. Our greatest vulnerability lies in the amount of misinformation and misconditioning of humanity.
There’s a built-in resistance to letting humanity be a success. Each one claims that their system is the best one for coping with inadequacy. We have to make them all obsolete. We need to find within technology that there is something we can do which is capable of taking care of everybody, and to demonstrate that this is so. (1981)
Third Industrial Revolution - only by restructuring human time and attention
Industrial Revolutions mean the world achieves so much more with so much less. The First Industrial Revolution was a 600 hundred fold increase in productivity in agriculture. At one time 25% of the population produced the food for a few hundred million people. Now, 1% of the population produces all the food for 7 billion. A small number of countries produce food for the world. The Second Industrial Revolution resulted in a handful of countries producing most of the industrial goods for the world. China and Germany come to mind. The Third Industrial Revolution brings a rapid jump in productivity in services with more services produced through global or coutnry platforms using less people. The 'more with less' evolution is occurring by default and we are witnessing increasing unemployment. New sectors or opportunities for contribution need to be created for the displaced. The impact of the Third Industrial Revolution is profound and can only be achieved by restructuring human time and attention.
Network Society double, triple or quadruple productivity of every employee by restructuring human time and attention… sources include reclaiming travel time, reclaiming identified wasted time, reclaiming unproductive work time and gamification.
Network Society also captures effort outside hierarchies and across the world which means Global Village' lifts human potential output from 2.5% (in an Industrial Economy) to 23.5% ( using Network Society development model). Network Society can produce 9 times more than the Industrial Economy development model. It achieves this by (1) increasing individual productive time, (2) capturing wisdom beyond the boundary of the hierarchy and (3) capturing wisdom around the world.
Network Society vision/purpose: collective wisdom, prosperity and satisfaction
- VISION/PURPOSE: The meaning of 'life' and Purpose of Society is collective wisdom, prosperity and satisfaction. ‘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.
- COLLECTIVE WISDOM is the successive accumulation of the 6 elements of wisdom (data, information, community, collaboration, knowledge, wisdom) by individuals, countries and globally
- COLLECTIVE PROSPERITY is the successive accumulation of the 8 types of capital by individuals, countries and globally
- COLLECTIVE SATISFACTION is the successive accumulation and satisfaction of human needs (originally identified by Maslow) by individuals, countries and globally
- SOCIETY GROWTH: 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.
- NETWORK SOCIETY VISION: The vision of a Network Society is to accelerate the ‘More with less’ evolution that is crowd creating a ‘Global Village’ by replacing local, centralised vertical hierarchies with a 50+ global, distributed, horizontal networks across sectors and countries over 2-5 years.
- NETWORK SOCIETY PURPOSE: The purpose of a Network Society is to organise the ‘things’ of society, collective wisdom, collective prosperity and collective satisfaction at 'Zero Marginal Cost' in sectors and countries around the world for the benefit of people.
- INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY PURPOSE: The purpose of an Industrial Economy is to monetise societies ‘things’, centralise material/financial capital, centralise power and focus centralised power and capital for the benefit of government, industries, few countries and few individuals.
- INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY VISION: The vision of Industrial Economy is materialism, survival, confusion, low utilisation, maximum consumption, fragmentation and inequality.
Everyone has a role to play in a country, sector or institution to drive 'Punctuated Reform' and transition to achieve 'Global Village in 2 years!
R. Buckminster Fuller quotes:
Humanity is now experiencing history's most difficult evolutionary transformation. (1983)
Neither the great political or financial powers of the world nor the population in general realize that the engineering-chemical-electronic revolution now makes it possible to produce many more technical devices with ever less material. We can now take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than anybody has ever known. It does not have to be “you or me,” so selfishness is unnecessary and war is obsolete. This has never been done before. Only twelve years ago technology reached the point where this could be done. Since then it has made it ever so much easier to do.
'Dear reader, traditional human power structures and their reign of darkness are about to be rendered obsolete.'
Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment. . . . Humanity is in ‘final exam’ as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in Universe (1981)
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
The youth of humanity all around our planet are intuitively revolting from all sovereignties and political ideologies. The youth of Earth are moving intuitively toward an utterly classless, raceless, omnicooperative, omniworld humanity. Children freed of the ignorantly founded educational traditions and exposed only to their spontaneously summoned, computer-stored and -distributed outflow of reliable-opinion-purged, experimentally verified data, shall indeed lead society to its happy egress from all misinformedly conceived, fearfully and legally imposed, and physically enforced customs of yesterday. They can lead all humanity into omnisuccessful survival as well as entrance into an utterly new era of human experience in an as-yet and ever-will-be fundamentally mysterious Universe.
Basic Income (Industrial Economy survival) vs. Minimum Life (Network Society contribution
An Industrial Economy reduces a person’s (potential) life to materialism, confusion, isolation and survival and the prospect of a ‘basic income’ (for unemployment or retirement) that an Industrial Economy can not afford. This is not life. A Network Society empowers every individual with collective prosperity (beyond materialism), collective satisfaction and collective wisdom in a highly productive society structure that can not only fund a ‘Basic Income’, but also motivates individuals with a bonus from contribution to ‘things’ and the opportunity to contribute to any individual or society purpose in any sector or country. A comprehensive and detailed explanation is available here.
Network Society plan: Punctuated Reform crowd creates 'Global Village' in 2 years
'Punctuated Reform' (1 page plan) crowd creates 'Global Village' and restores evolution, 'The Shift', wisdom, prosperity and peace. It's a plan to escape 'Trapped Transition' and migrate from Industrial Economy (centralised stagnation) to Network Society (distributed prosperity).
Achieving prosperity: 5 part series
'Punctuated Reform' is part of a 5 Part series. Each part will be published when finished. Private access is available to people for collaboration or early (draft) review. A 'Punctuated Reform crowd creates Global Village' group is available to discuss and collaborate.
Network Society is a mesh (or pyramid) of linked country, sector and global Wisdom Networks
Each network seamlessly integrates with others to crowd create a mesh of people, their devices and things in the Internet of Everything (IoE)
20 minute video introduction
Wisdom Networks accelerate the Shift from Industrial Economy to Network Society. This is analogous of a shift from candles to electricity. Developing countries can jump an economic development stage and go straight to Network Society. This is analogous to jumping the investment in fixed copper telecommunications networks and installing cheaper, faster mobile phone networks.
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).
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.
Sector pages and presentations contain further screenshots and workflow diagrams for each sector.
1 consolidated method to exchange 'wisdom'
Each sector is a subset of the Network Society. Within a Network Society, sectors and countries use a common method ( things = books = sectors = countries = global village) to exchange wisdom (data, information, community, collaboration, knowledge wisdom). There are exponential benefits from using a common method of exchanging wisdom across individuals, families, sectors, countries, regions and the global village, rather than fragmenting wisdom and sectors using an Industrial Economy model. Network Society development model enables citizens to actively participate in sector governance and service delivery within the community, rather than citizen non-participation because sector governance and service delivery is isolated in hierarchies outside the community.
NOTE: Society already uses the 'things' into 'books' method to organise their social life. Billions of people have been trained in this method. It just needs to be enabled in other sectors.
- Health Wisdom doctors, nurses and patient crowd creating health (via HealthBook)
- Education Wisdom: teachers, parents and students crowd creating education ( via EducationBook)
- Equity Market Wisdom: companies, advisers and investors crowd creating IPO's, ventures, trade sales and innovation
- Democracy Wisdom: politicians and citizens crowd creating real-time citizen participation and democracy (via PoliticiansBook and Network Democracy
- Government Wisdom: politicians, bureacrats, citizens and industries crowd creating governance and services outcomes
- Governance Wisdom: governance is about directing effort to prioritised, merit based outcomes. Wisdom Networks reveal perfect knowledge and optimise action action.
- Management Wisdom: directors (direct), managers (manage and review) and executives (execute) crowd create management and leadership within an organisation with a 3 role flat management structure
- Regional integration: people across regions can exchange wisdom about any "thing" in any sector
- Global: any person anywhere around the world can participate, contribute or seek humanitarian assistance from any sector in any Network Society
Bottom-up democratisation of society
Democratisation is a shift from using vertical centralised hierarchies (government and corporations) as the primary means to organise society to networks of people. Centralised structures centralise prosperity and power. Both power and prosperity in countries and global institutions are at peak centralisation levels. Distributed structures distribute power and prosperity. Only the replacement (or complementary application) of distributed structures can resolve issues of inequality and power being exercised against community interests. Centralists are unlikely to yield power and/or prosperity even though 'more with less' evolution means they should shrink over time. History shows that change only occurs with crisis, collapse and war. Only citizens mobilised in unison can ensure appropriate application of power, reduce inequality and democratise both economic and political spheres of our society. DiEM25 is one example of emerging social movements to catalyse change. DiEM25 is a Call To Action (CTA) for European citizens to come together to democratise Europe and serves as an example for others to follow..
Network Democracy - real-time citizen participation across government, democracy and industry
Network Democracy is a subset of Network Society. Network Democracy is the combination of Government Wisdom, Governance Wisdom (Industry) and Democracy Wisdom. Network Society comprehensively empowers people across every sector within society. It also empowers people beyond their own activities. People in a Network Society can have a profound impact on global governance with citizen participation around the world. Network Society enables real-time citizen participation and contribution across government, industry, democracy and corporations. Rather than citizen participation with a single vote for a political party or a yes/no question, technology can enable citizens to participate and and contribute daily on individual issues in industry, government, democracy across any organisation, institution or global project.
A comprehensive description is available from the article: Network Democracy: restoring the balance with real-time, comprehensive citizen participation across government, democracy and industry
One network could provide comprehensive citizen participation, governance, transparency, wisdom and access to government and industry. Stage 1 would deliver Government Wisdom with a specific focus on collective governance. Stage 2 could deliver broader citizen participation. Stage 3 could deliver build on collective government wisdom and include the democratic process. Additional stages could include industry governance and other aspects of society.
Regional Wisdom uses wisdom networks (a virtual, not physical structure) to achieve regional integration of markets, product, labour, services, democracy, industry, education, health and other key sectors. Wisdom Networks provide a faster, cheaper way to integrate people, products, markets and sectors across regions or the world. Regional Wisdom enhances the depth, reach and time frame for integration. It moves beyond narrow regulatory and trade integration to providing a comprehensive wisdom (data, information, community, collaboration, knowledge, wisdom) network encompassing markets, products, energy, logistics, people and focus on any or all sectors with specific or all countries.
Unlike Industrial Economy, it reaches the people and companies directly and immediately. It can assemble people and companies impacted by a new agreement quickly and deliver benefits fast. It could enable bilateral agreements, multilateral agreements or the "Global Village'.
Please look at the screenshot as an example. The one screen offers the opportunity to switch between countries (top-right), languages (top-right), sectors (top), books and things (middle) across a region or across the world. Comprehensive information is provided by the European / Regional Wisdom page.
European Network Society
1 country or sector at a time
3 steps to national prosperity
The Network Society organises Productive Knowledge virtually and achieves greater productivity with significantly less resources. The first step is to organise wisdom within country. The second step is to organise wisdom regionally. The third step is to choose a vertical in which the country has a competitive advantage and derive export earnings by organising a global sector.
People can earn income by contributing to local or international wisdom networks across all sectors within countries or around the world. Virtual customers increase demand. Virtual workers increase supply. Network Society facilitates both the export of wisdom (virtual customers) and the import of wisdom (virtual workers and virtual immigration).
Exporting Wisdom (virtual customers) - drive prosperity by organising every "thing" around the world
Virtual customers across every sector drive economic growth faster. Network Soceity captures the participation and contribution of everyone around the world. Virtual customers in international markets drive local demand.
Importing Wisdom (virtual workers) - virtual immigration drives prosperity
A 'more with less' or deflationary environment, means GDP contracts even though society is better off. Prices have simply got lower. However, governments need nominal increases in GDP to boost tax revenue and keep debt serviceable. Immigation boosts nominal GDP in a deflationary environment, but timeframes are long and infrastructure and other costs are expensive. Network Society provides the opportunity for virtual immigration. People around the world can participate in any country's Network Society via sector and country networks. Service professionals across every sector can participate and contribute to any "thing" anywhere around the world. Virtual immigration into a Network Society boosts prosperity immediately without the costs.
Economic development (in pursuit of prosperity) will focus on securing virtual participation and contribution in a Network Society. Economic and social development will be driven by virtual platforms in the future.
Estonia has a population of 1.3m people. Estonia recently implemented an e-residency program aimed at securing 10m virtual immigrants, customers or workers by 2025. In this instance, first mover advantage is an important consideration. Even Estonia could run a global health service, for example, just by running the network that brings virtual customers and virtual workers together in a countrty or sector wisdom network. The majority of participants could reside outside Estonia. If Estonia achieves its objective, it will have a physical population of 1.3m and a virtual population of 11.3m to drive prosperity.
Predicting prosperity - The Atlas of Human complexity is most accurate predictor of country prosperity
Productive Knowledge is the pathway to global or country prosperity. It is the best available predictor of any countries prosperity. It is time to rethink Productive Knowledge and break it out of ‘physical’ prison of the Industrial Economy. We can achieve greater prosperity with significantly less resources by using a Network Society development model. A country's ranking in the Atlas of Human Complexity is the most accurate predictor of a country's prosperity. If Productive Knowledge is virtual, that knowledge can drive export revenue for countries in previously imprisoned domestic sectors.
Brunei - ranking and visualisations
Brunei does not have a ranking in the Atlas of Human Complexity. This ranking is the most accurate predictor of future country prosperity. For your convenience, we have extracted some Atlas of Human Complexity visualisations below. To create your own economic and social development visualisations, please visit the Atlas of Economic Complexity Visualisation tool, GED VIZ or UNDP Human Development Reports. Our Featured posts are assembled around a theme of Network Society economic development and the pursuit of prosperity.
Brunei - complexity and exports
Brunei - Prosperity ranking
Prosperity vs GDP
A distinction needs to be drawn between GDP and prosperity. Individuals in Network Society could thrive with greater wisdom, prosperity and satisfaction, but 'materialist' GDP could decline as high marginal cost Industrial Economy structures are replaced by Zero Marginal Cost networks. Individual prosperity is made up of 8 forms of capital (intellectual, spiritual, social, material, financial, living, cultural, experiential). National Prosperity is measured and explained using quantitative indicators representing some of these categories.
Industrial Economy fragmentation and centralisation mean that the 8 forms of capital are fragmented and isolated in millions of centralised and industrial structures. Human capital can not be efficiently or effectively organised by an Industrial Economy. Industrial Economy only organises financial wealth and financialises material wealth. GDP measures financialisation and material wealth transfers from people to government and industry. 3% GDP growth is not necessarily greater prosperity and simply means more wealth transferred from people to government and industry.
Network Society consolidates all 8 forms of capital are consolidated and focused through sector and country networks to drive individual and national prosperity. Wisdom Networks and the resulting Network Society yields 9 times more than an Industrial Economy by organising Productive Knowledge and every 'thing' using the cloud, people and their devices. Individuals can increase their productive time from 28% to 50%+ freeing more time to devote other forms of capital to contribute to 'things' across society. Click here for more.
The path to learn about wisdom
We suggest the following stages to learn about wisdom:
- Stage 1 (Introduction): Our Home page provides an executive summary or elevator pitch. It provides a quick summary of the 4 Shifts that drive prosperity in the 21st Century (Silk Road/Eurasia, distributed structures, the social commons, Network Society), membership levels, sectors, featured posts and selected videos.
- Stage 2 (media): We would encourage you to review our other media which includes Featured posts (approximately 40), presentations and videos. For convenience, we have bundled this content into Flipboards (or magazines) for each sector, and for some countries. Some country Flipbooks are restricted to private audiences. Flipbooks mean you can review the content in a magazine layout on your mobile device. Our Featured posts are assembled around a theme of Network Society, economic development and the pursuit of prosperity.
- Stage 3 (Detailed introduction): We have prepared specific landing pages which list every “thing” for sectors and countries. Our country pages includes access to detailed “introduction documents”. There are initial introduction documents for more than a 15+ countries. Communities are offered in countries and sectors for you to stay up to date, participate and ask questions.
- Stage 4 (due diligence): Our due diligence section is intended to provide business plan templates, financial models, technology overviews for those interested in deployment.
- Stage 5 (Ventures and collaboration): We support ventures using collaboration software, online training and services.
Introduction documents (Stage 3)
Wisdom Networks enable "The Third Industrial Revolution" and accelerate The Shift from Industrial Economy (candles) to Network Society (electricity). The documents outline the use of wisdom networks to achieve the "1 [Country]" objectives of "Government Transformation" and "Economic Transformation". The [Country] Wisdom Network pursues Economic Transformation. The [Country] Government Wisdom pursues Government Transformation.
Our introduction documentation consists of 5 documents. Two encompass Economic Transformation. Two encompass Government Transformation. Current versions can always be downloaded from the links provided.
The five documents are:
- a letter providing an overview of, and links to, key documents organised in two separate themes - Economic Transformation and Government Transformation (approx 2 pages)
- a [Country] Wisdom Network Introduction letter (PDF ; approx 6 pages)
- the [Country] Wisdom Network presentation (PDF ; approx 60 slides)
- The [Country] Government Wisdom introduction letter (PDF ; approximately 4 pages)
- The [Country] Government Wisdom presentation (PDF ; approximately 50 slides)
Brunei - Google Drive folder access
Distribution: We use Google Drive for to distribute documents. We do provide a link to Google Drive folders for various countries and sectors. By clicking on the link, we are sent your request for access to the folder. The email address you use to make the request and the Google+ profile should inform us about you. We are keen to share and collaborate with people with an interest in the sector or country requested. If you do not have a Google+ profile or account, please use contact our people or email us using the contact us button on the left to arrange alternative or anonymous access.
Collaboration:We are keen to collaborate with local people with local knowledge in each country. Google Drive provides a means for collective editing and creation of documents in a single location.
Blockchain and Wisdom Networks are different, but both organise 'things'
Blockchain and Wisdom Networks are very different, but do the same thing. They manage things in society. The blockchain is a means to manage distributed, non-repudiable transactions and crowd creates the resulting register of ‘things’. Blockchain manages flows and stocks. The wisdom network focuses organises ‘things’ (data, information, community, collaboration, knowledge, wisdom) to reveal wisdom and focus the wisdom of crowds on outcomes.
Block Chain and Wisdom Networks are complementary. Wisdom Networks add value to things in blockchain by organising wisdom around every 'thing'. The Blockchain provides a source of ‘things’ to link to and organise.
Zero Marginal Cost Networks (internet, blockchain, wisdom networks etc) displace millions of ‘Industrial Economy’ fragmented technologies and hierarchies that manage ‘things’ by organisation, sector or country across the world at zero cost and with global reach. For example, one 'Equity Market' block chain could crowd create transactions and registers for securities transactions worldwide. One Equity Market Wisdom network could manage the global equity market. One Blockchain could manage land titles globally. Blockchain is another type of global, horizontal Zero Marginal Cost network that manages ‘things’ globally.
Each sector may consist of 50 things. Each country may consist of a few hundred things. Some of these things will be managed by Blockchain technology at either a global country level. The use of Blockchain depends on each ‘thing’. Land and securities need Blockchain. Holes in the road ‘things’ that need to be fixed do not.
Blockchain and Wisdom Networks are part of the inevitable evolutionary ‘More with less’ evolution that means less adminstrative and people are required within the services sector. Like previous Industrial Revolutions, the Third Industrial Revolution will result in a jump in productivity and significant decline in employment to achieve the same outcomes.
Massively scalable ‘blockchainified’ databases (BigchainDB) … next internet phase … only 100 public databases to organise every ‘thing’ globally
Blockchain is a distributed database that has gained notoriety in one if its application as a cryptocurrency or Bitcoin. The early incarnation of the Blockchain is, however, severely limited (size, latency and scalability) that renders it unusable in its current form. The next generation of Blockchain is not blockchain at all. The next generation begins with Massively Scalable Databases that are used as the foundation of the world’s largest web sites and adds Blockchain functionality. The outcome is a Blockchain enabled massively scalable database. This database will operate just like the internet. As computers are added to the collective internet, the networks scales and support every increasing users. As database servers (or computers) are added to the collective Blockchainified database, the collective capacity and reach of the database scales. This means that one database could store all the data for an entire country or global sector. 50 wisdom networks could organise the world. Similarly, 100 Blockchain-enabled massively scalable databases could organise society’s ‘things’ around the world in every country and sector.
Blockchainified databases can be configured in a variety of ways. A community model (similar to the internet) would mean that (1) no one node or organisation controls owns the data or the network of databases, and (2) secure exchange of information between 2 parties independent of central or facilitating nodes. Other models could involve private ownership of community ‘things’. It is possible that (like the internet), the storage and organisation of things becomes a global and collective endeavour.
Blockchainified databases reduce society complexity exponentially by consolidating every 'thing' in one distributed network and simultaneously increase transparency, accountability and engagement with all citizens exponentially. Public blockchainified databases would be even more profound and could provide a single network of society's 'things' at Zero Marginal Cost. Data previously lost and isolated in vertical silos become available to all in a public, distributed horizontal network accessible to all.
The community is crowd creating evolution from Industrial Economy to Network Society using concurrent processes. Community crowd created internet (collective connectivity). Community crowd created world wide web (collective information). Community crowd created social networks (collective community). Everyone knows everyone else. Community crowd creates open data (collective things) for every one. Industrial Economy fragments and centralises things in silos. Blockchainified databases overcomes these limitations and stores and transacts society's things in a distributed database that provides collective accessibility, transparency and governance across society. Everyone has access to every thing. Community can crowd creates wisdom (collective knowledge and prioritised action). The Industrial Economy is inefficient and ineffective due to its physical technologies that can't scale and the underlying tools of centralisation and fragmentation. Wisdom Networks overcome these limitations and, in conjunction with other Zero Marginal Cost technologies, can organise collective collaboration, collective knowledge and collective wisdom for every 'thing' in sectors, countries and the Global Village.
Zero Marginal Cost technologies enable the Network Society and Global Village. Zero Marginal Cost techologies include internet (collective connectivity), wisdom networks (collective collaboration, knowledge and wisdom), mobile devices (collective universal access), blockchain-enabled massively scalable databases (collective 'things'). Wisdom Networks bring Wisdom to 'things'. Blockchainified databases store and transact 'things'.
Twice the society, half the environmental cost and half the resource usage?
Network Society multiplies society by organising all 8 types of capital, integrates the world with a minimum of 50 networks into a global village and produces 3 to 9 times more than the Industrial Economy. Everyone and everything becomes interconnected and interdependent in real-time. We get more "society". Paradoxically, this also results in a significant decrease in global resource use and environmental damage. The Industrial Economy is exponentially wasteful and inefficient.
A switch to Network Society has a profound impact on resource usage in many ways. Let’s explore 3 - physical to virtual, less administrative overhead and sharing. Physical to virtual: Rather than moving "things" to physical structures, Network Society organising "things" where they are which means you don’t need to move them - just leave them where they are. In addition, With the organisation of society residing in few community networks (than millions of physically isolated hierarchies), then less resources are devoted to physical infrastructure to organise society and more resources to society itself. This means less roads, transportation infrastructure and pollution and more resources for society. Less administrative overhead: If society is organised in networks, then the physical and hierarchical method of organisation becomes redundant. Resources devoted to organisation and administration can be redeployed to society.Sharing: An Industrial Economy doesn’t share. It encourages everyone to own one of everything even though utilisation is very low for many things in society. A car is utilised 8% of the time. A effective means of sharing means that increasing utilisation to 32% would result in a decline in car production by 75% and less pollution. The same principle applies to every "thing" in society. We all own a power drill to drill 3 holes per year (a very low utilisation rate). More sharing means less resource usage and higher utilisation of every "thing". Conclusion: Given 3 changes, people in society are better off, with less resource usage, environmental damage and wasteful production. Government and Industry need to adopt new models in a Network Society or Global Village. There will be a decline in "economy" (citizen wealth transfers to industry and government) as 'zero marginal cost' networks achieve 'more with less' and renderr millions of physical hierarchies redundant.
Collapse of "Civilisation" … No, just the ‘Industrial Economy’
History shows that societies rise, fall and collapse over time. There is much commentary about Epocalypse (economic, epoch, apocalypse, collapse). Fear not … Evolution is just forcing an overdue Shift to Network Society. History also shows that change doesn’t occur without crisis, collapse or war. These are evolutionary processes to cause change. The crisis of 2008 failed to inspire change by reducing monetisation and financialisation of "things" in society. The result is escalating severity of events until change occurs and, ultimately, multiple evolutionary changes occur at the same time.
The rise and fall of the global community can be understood using multiple models which show tirelessly repetitive and consistent patterns over thousands of years. A NASA study highlighted that "the process of rise-and-collapse is actually a recurrent cycle found throughout history" and "precipituous collapse - often lasting centuries - have been quite common" and "the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution".
Network Society reduce these collapse risks by using a distributed structure to distribute prosperity, reduce inequality and reduce resource usage. Distributed power by implementing Network Democracy globally also reduces corruption and the risk of war with transparency and citizen participation to ensure decisions reflect community interests. An elective "Shift" to Global Village (see '1 page plan') reduces the risk of societal collapse and war with a development model that results in distributed prosperity, distributed power and less resource usage. It is inevitable that tireless 'more with less' evolution also means more society, empowered people and less industry and government (in their current form). Government and industry sectors can be restructured as networks.
Equity Market Wisdom: Global crowd created innovation, research, multi-stage capital allocation and problem solving
Equity Market Wisdom crowd creates innovation, ventures, SME’s, public companies, capital allocation, governance, market transparency, meritocracy and market access globally. A single platform could provide a global functioning equity market and innovation system. This platform could be based anywhere and connect market participants (companies, advisers, investors, regulators and other stakeholders) globally.
Equity Market Wisdom provides an efficient and effective platform for the private sector allocation of capital. A complementary Humanitarian Wisdom platform provides an innovative global approach to humanitarian assistance. Equity Market Wisdom also provides foundation for collectively solving challenges confronting humanity. The global community could focus wisdom on Global issues identifies by the United Nations, UN's Eight Millennium development goals, UN's '17 goals to transform our world' and specific issues in specific countries or sectors. Additional information is available at Equity Market Wisdom.
Economic renaissance of a scale not seen in a century
The Industrial Economy development model is obsolete. In the final stages of the Industrial Economy, the obsolescence follows a predictable and escalating path of conflict, crisis, collapse and war. The world has been reduced to win-lose scenarios and wealth transfers by money printing (or Quantitative easing), debt, debt defaults, bail-outs using taxpayer money, insolvent financial institutions, bail-ins using citizen bank deposits, declining real incomes, chronic trade deficits, chronic government deficits, bankrupt governments (debt/GDP > 65%) and war.
Within this turmoil, China, Russia and Eurasia are building the New Silk Road, the largest driver of economic and social development this century and described as "economic renaissance of a scale not seen in a century". Inevitable evolution, the New Silk Road and the Network Society development model all contribute to a global community that returns to wealth creation (redefined as collective prosperity, collective satisfaction and collective wisdom), win-win scenarios and peace.
What is beginning to emerge in what we in the West have egoistically termed the East, is construction, building new great projects to uplift a sector of mankind ignored for more that a thousand years. This transformative positive motion is what, if anything, will save our humankind from the mass death and destruction some in the West so devoutly wish for us.
China is moving forward with an impressive array of major international infrastructure projects, including with Russia and the other states of the Eurasian Economic Union, even on to the European Union. Beijing is, with customary Chinese speed, linking its economy by land and by sea lanes to all Eurasia, from the East China Sea to the Black Sea, from the Malacca Strait to the Gulf of Finland, to Piraeus in the eastern Mediterranean.
Little wonder that Washington and the American oligarchs fear they are losing control of the world. China, especially in concert with Russia and the Eurasian states are leading an economic renaissance of a scale not seen in more than a century.
The response of Washington is to offer the world a pathetic Smörgåsbord of wars–wars in the Middle East, wars in Ukraine, political destabilization of Brazil’s President who works closely with China and Russia in the BRICS group of major developing countries. They reply with Color Revolution regime-change wars everywhere imaginable from Uzbekistan to Macedonia, to Venezuela and beyond. The contrast is unavoidable for anyone caring to look. For my side, I infinitely prefer the peaceful building projects to the destroying ones.
Silk Road Wisdom - driving prosperity through participation in the worlds largest economic development project
The New Silk Road is the most significant and influential economic development project of the 21st Century. It will define and reshape the relationships and trade between all countries going forward. China’s New Silk Road promises prosperity across Eurasia. It will probably be the number one driver of prosperity for the world in the 21st Century. It is a multi-decade, multi-trillion dollar project physically touching 65 countries and 4.4 billion people with funding from a new regional development bank controlled by BRICS member states.
Country Wisdom Networks could facilitate participation by a country in the Silk Road with a significant impact on a country's economic development and prosperity over the next decades.
Silk Road Wisdom applies the Network Society development model to crowd create a global community to organise, participate and contribute to the New Silk Road project. The New Silk Road could deliver global prosperity faster and wider. It could be a focus and inspiration for people within a country and all around the world.
Humanitarian Wisdom is a subset of Network Society and a profound opportunity to reconstruct a failed states, countries, sectors or societies fast. A Network Society provided by a country, telecommunications company, NGO, celebrity or other community could reconstruct failed states, countries, sectors by simply adopting that crisis country within their own Network Society platform. The result would be crisis country reconstruction in months (cold start) or weeks (warm start). Only one model Network Society is required to provide any failed state with the opportunity to reconstruct in much shorter timeframes than those offered by the Industrial Economy development model.
MORE: Humanitarian Wisdom
Open Government Partnership
OGP was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Since then, OGP has grown from 8 countries to the 69 participating countries ... In all of these countries, government and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms.
There are three primary ways for OGP to help make sure the right conditions are in place for countries to deliver ambitious open government reforms:
1) Maintain high-level political leadership and commitment to OGP within participating countries
2) Support domestic reformers with technical expertise and inspiration
3)Foster more engagement in OGP by a diverse group of citizens and civil society organizations In addition, OGP's Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) seeks to: 4) Ensure that countries are held accountable for making progress toward achieving their OGP commitments.
National Action Plans
OGP participating countries operate on a two-year NAP calendar cycle, in which there are no gaps between the end of the last action plan and the beginning of the new one.
This means every country will be implementing a NAP at all times, although individual commitments still vary in length. In order to achieve this, countries will draft their new NAPs during the last six months of implementation of the previous NAP. All NAPs should cover a period of implementation of a minimum of 18 months, although individual commitments may vary in length. We strongly recommend that each action plan contain between 5 and 15 ambitious commitments.
Countries, with the active involvement of civil society, are encouraged to tackle new and ambitious commitments as well as build upon past successes. Effective public consultation process during the development of action plans can help build broad support for commitments with a wider set of actors to rely on for successful implementation.
Civil Society Engagement
OGP brings together governments and civil society organizations as true partners at both the national and international level. At the national level, governments work with civil society organizations to develop and implement their OGP national action plan. Countries are encouraged to institutionalize a mechanism for ongoing dialogue and collaboration between government and civil society.
To join OGP, countries must commit to uphold the principles of open and transparent government by endorsing the Open Government Declaration (below). Through endorsing this Declaration, countries commit to 'foster a global culture of open government that empowers and delivers for citizens, and advances the ideals of open and participatory 21st century government. The Declaration has been endorsed by 69 OGP countries, and the countries that are currently developing action plans will send a letter endorsing the Declaration together with their final approved action plan.
OPEN GOVERNMENT DECLARATION (September 2011)
As members of the Open Government Partnership, committed to the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention against Corruption, and other applicable international instruments related to human rights and good governance:
We acknowledge that people all around the world are demanding more openness in government. They are calling for greater civic participation in public affairs, and seeking ways to make their governments more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective.
We recognize that countries are at different stages in their efforts to promote openness in government, and that each of us pursues an approach consistent with our national priorities and circumstances and the aspirations of our citizens.
We accept responsibility for seizing this moment to strengthen our commitments to promote transparency, fight corruption, empower citizens, and harness the power of new technologies to make government more effective and accountable.
We uphold the value of openness in our engagement with citizens to improve services, manage public resources, promote innovation, and create safer communities. We embrace principles of transparency and open government with a view toward achieving greater prosperity, well-being, and human dignity in our own countries and in an increasingly interconnected world.
Together, we declare our commitment to:
Increase the availability of information about governmental activities.
Governments collect and hold information on behalf of people, and citizens have a right to seek information about governmental activities. We commit to promoting increased access to information and disclosure about governmental activities at every level of government. We commit to increasing our efforts to systematically collect and publish data on government spending and performance for essential public services and activities. We commit to pro-actively provide high-value information, including raw data, in a timely manner, in formats that the public can easily locate, understand and use, and in formats that facilitate reuse. We commit to providing access to effective remedies when information or the corresponding records are improperly withheld, including through effective oversight of the recourse process. We recognize the importance of open standards to promote civil society access to public data, as well as to facilitate the interoperability of government information systems. We commit to seeking feedback from the public to identify the information of greatest value to them, and pledge to take such feedback into account to the maximum extent possible.
Support civic participation.We value public participation of all people, equally and without discrimination, in decision making and policy formulation. Public engagement, including the full participation of women, increases the effectiveness of governments, which benefit from people’s knowledge, ideas and ability to provide oversight. We commit to making policy formulation and decision making more transparent, creating and using channels to solicit public feedback, and deepening public participation in developing, monitoring and evaluating government activities. We commit to protecting the ability of not-for-profit and civil society organizations to operate in ways consistent with our commitment to freedom of expression, association, and opinion. We commit to creating mechanisms to enable greater collaboration between governments and civil society organizations and businesses.
Implement the highest standards of professional integrity throughout our administrations.Accountable government requires high ethical standards and codes of conduct for public officials. We commit to having robust anti-corruption policies, mechanisms and practices, ensuring transparency in the management of public finances and government purchasing, and strengthening the rule of law. We commit to maintaining or establishing a legal framework to make public information on the income and assets of national, high ranking public officials. We commit to enacting and implementing rules that protect whistleblowers. We commit to making information regarding the activities and effectiveness of our anticorruption prevention and enforcement bodies, as well as the procedures for recourse to such bodies, available to the public, respecting the confidentiality of specific law enforcement information. We commit to increasing deterrents against bribery and other forms of corruption in the public and private sectors, as well as to sharing information and expertise.
Increase access to new technologies for openness and accountability.New technologies offer opportunities for information sharing, public participation, and collaboration. We intend to harness these technologies to make more information public in ways that enable people to both understand what their governments do and to influence decisions. We commit to developing accessible and secure online spaces as platforms for delivering services, engaging the public, and sharing information and ideas. We recognize that equitable and affordable access to technology is a challenge, and commit to seeking increased online and mobile connectivity, while also identifying and promoting the use of alternative mechanisms for civic engagement. We commit to engaging civil society and the business community to identify effective practices and innovative approaches for leveraging new technologies to empower people and promote transparency in government. We also recognize that increasing access to technology entails supporting the ability of governments and citizens to use it. We commit to supporting and developing the use of technological innovations by government employees and citizens alike. We also understand that technology is a complement, not a substitute, for clear, useable, and useful information.
We acknowledge that open government is a process that requires ongoing and sustained commitment. We commit to reporting publicly on actions undertaken to realize these principles, to consulting with the public on their implementation, and to updating our commitments in light of new challenges and opportunities.
We pledge to lead by example and contribute to advancing open government in other countries by sharing best practices and expertise and by undertaking the commitments expressed in this declaration on a non-binding, voluntary basis. Our goal is to foster innovation and spur progress, and not to define standards to be used as a precondition for cooperation or assistance or to rank countries. We stress the importance to the promotion of openness of a comprehensive approach and the availability of technical assistance to support capacity and institution-building.
We commit to espouse these principles in our international engagement, and work to foster a global culture of open government that empowers and delivers for citizens, and advances the ideals of open and participatory 21st century government.
Brunei - Open Government Partnership
Brunei has not made a commitment to Open Government Partnership (OGP).
Our groups pursue wisdom
Our Groups pursue Wisdom (data, information, community, collaboration, knowledge, wisdom). The purpose of our groups is to organise wisdom for each community of common interest - countries, sectors or explore new applications. Wiser groups are separated from irrational ones with 4 key attributes (diversity of opinion, independence, decentralisation, aggregation) and the 8 conjectures capture the 'wisdom of crowds' approach. Our groups will be moderated (people banned and comments removed) where wisdom is not contributed. Groups are not a place for irrationality, they are a place for constructive statements that genuinely explore the potential of a wisdom network in achieving prosperity within a community of common interest. Why you think something is exponentially more valuable than what you you think. Unprofessional, unconstructive or worthless contribution will result in comments removed and members removed from the group.
We aim to provide a safe productive place for all stakeholders in society to develop wisdom about the possibility of a wisdom network in achieving community outcomes. With this in mind, we have established groups in Google+, Facebook and specific country networks. Some are public, some are private with strict rules regarding confidentiality. We can not advance wisdom without groups, but all groups must pursue wisdom. Your participation in groups should be considered an enhanced private conversation in a community with a common interest in achieving wisdom within a specific community. Groups also provide the means to achieve global wisdom in our content (introduction documents, countries and sectors) by harnessing global and local wisdom across the world. Our groups are listed here. Our Google Drive folders are listed here.
NOTE:To be accepted, each member's profile must include a photo and must reveal how they can contribute wisdom to the group.
Our people contribute wisdom in our, or your, groups (not evangelism)
We can also participate in private groups established for specific purposes.Our team would be pleased to participate in groups established by others. Please contact us if you would like one of Our people to participate and contribute in a group established by you. Our people will always focus on the applicability of Wisdom Networks given the unique attributes of a specific community of common interest. We will not evangelise. We aim to contribute and encourage the creation of wisdom. If we don’t contribute ‘wisdom’ to your group, then we would expect our comments and people to be removed as well.
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Sectors - Google Drive folder access
Due diligence - Google Drive folder access
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.
Ventures - Google Drive folder access
What is your role 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.
- Regular newsletter (meaningful content only)
- 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
- 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
- All the benefits of prior levels
- Private support from one of our people to help drive adoption of large numbers of people
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NOTE: Our inspiration for the titles Thinkers, Builders, Producers comes from here.
First Mover Advantage
First Mover Advantage will be critical. The "Third Industrial Revolution" means that a much smaller group of people achieve the same service sector outcomes with only a few countries providing these services for the global community. Any country could develop significant shareholder value, export revenue and prosperity by adding a "Third Industrial Revolution" strategy to their sectors. 30 Telecommunications companies (or one of them) are uniquely positioned to transform the lives of 76.1% of the global population in 2 years. Anyone that could assemble a community with a common interest could deploy a wisdom networks. Celebrities may in fact be the most effective in encouraging adoption and the use of wisdom networks across sectors and countries.
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