I continue to use the clickable image below, though it dates from a time when I naively ignored the dangers of Social Technology.
Like all truly advanced technology, these solutions to social problems will involve a lot of math, but must not require users to have special knowledge or skills. Programmers are invited to help with the development of open source libraries for applied social mathematics.
Non-technical accounts of all these topics as well as accessible accounts of the underlying math are on the front pages of a network of associated websites.
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I have often said that our current level of social technology is like that of medicine before the mechanisms of disease and the need for sterility were understood. We now have medical terms like microorganisms and sterile field which … Continue reading →
Ideally you and I should each be connected with a small number of people who in some way should be communicating or working with us. I have a lot to say but only a few want to listen to me. I am willing to listen, but not to everything. I need help with some things, can offer help with others. Taken together these criteria should cut down the number of people I should communicate with to a manageable number. Actually finding those people is an impossible problem with the social tools we have at the moment. If seriously trying to find the people we need, we are almost always “infected” with a lot of unwanted or at least inappropriate social contacts. Continue reading →