Economic Development

'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.

If citizens sat down with a blank sheet of paper today, this is the society 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.

Today, the main contradiction in modern capitalism is between the possibility of free, abundant socially produced goods, and a system of monopolies, banks, and governments struggling to maintain control over power and information .... Everything is pervaded by a fight between network and hierarchy. Paul Mason
Network Society 'pitch'
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by Marcus Cake

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Country Wisdom Networks
The Zero Marginal Cost path to Society Growth!

Country Wisdom Networks enables the Network Society development model to deliver the '1 Country 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.
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Executive summary
Country 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 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!

Wisdom Pledge: "We promise to consider Zero Marginal Cost technologies and pursue Society Growth by maximising collective wisdom, prosperity and satisfaction in our communities".

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.

CALL TO ACTION! LET"S BUILD A GLOBAL VILLAGE IN 2 YEARS
'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'
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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'!
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To understand wisdom and Network Society, you must read 'Country' page first

Sectors are a subset of the Network Society. 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: Country pages provide a comprehensive introduction to the Network Society development model. Sector pages only offer brief extracts and some sector specific content. To understand wisdom, you MUST READ a country page for a comprehensive overview of the Network Society development model.


Society growth is dynamic, driven by real-time citizen participation in open networks and anti-fragile

Today, the main contradiction in modern capitalism is between the possibility of free, abundant socially produced goods, and a system of monopolies, banks, and governments struggling to maintain control over power and information .... Everything is pervaded by a fight between network and hierarchy. Paul Mason

  • 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.

People driven-society ... people as the primary means to organise!

  • 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.

A switch from physical (hardware) to virtual (software) to organise society

People in networks become primary means to organise society

A shift from local and vertical ... to horizontal and global

Network Society adds 4 new features to Industrial Economy




Country Wisdom strategy - One potential path

2. Education Transformation

redeploy under-utilised people fast

3. Economic/society Transformation

Evolve into other/all sectors of Society

4. Humanitarian Transformation

Help local and global people fast

5. Democracy Transformation

Real-time transparent citizen contribution

6. Government Transformation

Collective governance and citizen participation


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.



Giant hierarchies are anomalies in economic history ... Wisdom Networks are what comes next!

Wisdom Networks are now available as a platform to organise and achieve social and economic outcomes. Crowd created society uses networks to drive prosperity and wealth creation for citizens. Government created society uses centralisation and hierarchies to drive economy and wealth transfers from citizens. The Industrial Economy transfers key society functions (organisation, governance, etc) to millions of isolated vertical structures to drive economy and wealth transfers from citizens. Wisdom Networks organise society by enmeshing those key functions within the people in real-time using few networks to achieve distributed prosperity, distributed governance and wealth creation. Centralised structures centralised power and prosperity. 1% of the population controls 50% of wealth and many decisions are made that are inconsistent with community sentiment and interests. Network Society, a distributed structure, distributes prosperity and governance. Most centralist structures are now redundant given that the features and functions provided by these structures can be provided by the people more efficiently and effectively within wisdom networks enmeshed within society. Our sector and country pages provide a comprehensive plan/platform for organising Network Society. Many centralist structures can be replaced by few distributed networks.

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Selected presentations

Network Society is a wisdom network which manages society. Network Society achieves a rapid productivity jump, SME growth, real-time governance and democracy, patient centric healthcare, a transparent and accessible equity market and to breakthrough the GDP growth ceiling and crowd create a new era of prosperity.

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Australian Wisdom


Comms Day conference presentation


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)







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.

A switch from physical (hardware) to virtual (software) to organise society

People in networks become primary means to organise society

A shift from local and vertical ... to horizontal and global

Network Society adds 4 new features to Industrial Economy


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.

Productivity no longer drives wealth in society

Industrial Economy stagnation to Network Society prosperity


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?

Evolution means 'more with less'!
new sectors? new society models?

Evolution to other sectors
Why stop at social?

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.

R. Buckminster Fuller quotes:

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.

R. Buckminster Fuller quotes:

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)


'Trapped Transition' vs.
'Punctuated Reform'

Centralised stagnation vs.
Distributed prosperity

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.

Double, triple or quadruple productive time

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Network Society has 9 times more potential

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Network Society vision, purpose and plan: Punctuated Reform crowd creates 'Global Village' in 2 years

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.

'Punctuated Reform' (2 page Network Society vision, purpose and plan) crowd creates 'Global Village' and restores evolution, 'The Shift', wisdom, prosperity and peace. 'Punctuated Reform' (one page plan) crowd creates 'Global Village' and restores evolution, wisdom, prosperity and peace. It's a plan to escape 'Trapped Transition' and migrate from Industrial Economy (centralised stagnation) to Network Society (distributed prosperity).

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.


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!

Purpose/vision: collective wisdom, prosperity and satisfaction

'The Shift' and 'The Plan'
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'Global Village' in 2 years
by sector, country or telco

Extract from 1 page vision/purpose infographic:
  • 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
  • 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.


'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.

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).

3 steps to prosperity - local, regional and global


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.

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.

Equity Market Wisdom: multi-stage, multi-function and global

Equity Market (including Innovation) as 'things' and 'books'


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.

As the East creates … the west tries to destroy, New Eastern Outlook, F. William Engdahl, 28th October 2015

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.

MORE: Silk Road Wisdom (Part 1): The “New Silk Road” is the world’s largest economic and social development project and driver of 21st Century prosperity and each country wisdom page.

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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

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

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.


Google+ (general)

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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.

Global Wisdom in 3!
3 steps, 3 years, 3 minutes
(3:01 video)
Global Wisdom (3:01 video)

Global Wisdom (3:01 video)

The Shift / Singularity
It's just evolution ... and overdue!
(4:26 video)
The Shift (4:26 video)

The Shift (4:26 video)

Network Society demonstration
An elective singularity!
(8:27 video)
Network Society (8:27 video)

Network Society (8:27 video)

Singularity productivity
person to person telewisdom
(3:26 video)
Jump in productivity (3:26 video)

Jump in productivity (3:26 video)


Sectors

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).

Google Drive

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.

Sectors - Google Drive folder access

Google Drive Folder
Wisdom Network Sectors (Education, health, equity market, governance, government etc )


Due diligence

Due diligence - Google Drive folder access

Google Drive Folder
Wisdom Network Due diligence documents (Stage 4)


Ventures

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.

Ventures - Google Drive folder access

Google Drive Folder
Wisdom Network Ventures - relevant documents and projects (Stage 5)


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.

Thinker (considers)

Free
  • 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)

Contact us
  • 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)

Contact us
  • 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)

Contact us.
  • 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.

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.




CALL TO ACTION! LET"S BUILD A GLOBAL VILLAGE IN 2 YEARS
'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'!
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