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Exploration by sector

Arts

Economics

Education

Energy

Food production

Governance

Health

Nutrition

Peace

Production

R&D and innovation

Science

Software

Technology

Territory

Transportation

Social Networks

Held and Controled by Private Sector

Google

Pure P2P

Social technologies from the past

Exploration by sector

Arts

We want to find examples of collaborative, distributed art creation, remote music.

Economics

We begin with the rise of complementary currencies as a first step (social, business, affected…)

Then we evolve towards the idea of post-monetary society.

Education

Explore the question of peer-to-peer learning, MOOCs (xMOOC & cMOOC) and unschooling movement that began in the US. Check this article.

Energy

We explore how humanity can produce clean energy in a decentralized way via smart grids (check this French article). It means a combination of different complementary source, locally based, with mutualism and reciprocity.

We want to find examples where citizens have initiated their own local production and contributed to the smart grid.

Food production

We emphasize local food production in urban environments, with concepts such as urban farming and vertical farming.

Governance

Share the fact that “code is law”, i.e. how software embeds societal projects.

Health

Less and less health remains something in the hands of specialists working only on disease and illness. Health also exists as a social fonction, specially in regards to prevention. We see more and more p2p approaches to health, including research and collecting data (mostly for specific illnesses).

Nutrition

We want to show how civil society explores new ways to eat that include individual health and environment.

Peace

Production

By production we mean production of material artefacts like machines, computers, bottles, pipes, glass, airplanes, etc. Today the absolute majority of production happens through the industrial model via pyramidal collective intelligence. Because of its inherent scarcity, its extraction and market-based economy, conventional production doesn’t have regulation mechanisms that make it compliant with ecological symbiosys and generation friendly vision.

Should we expect a world with distributed, symbiotic, peer-to-peer, local production? Can production become holomidal? What examples do we have today? Where does 3D printing go?

Production still undergoes the R&D and innovation phase. However we want to make it clear that it may soon lead to *real* production in our everyday life.

R&D and innovation

We want to explore how civil society, by means of holomidal collective intelligence, has taken the lead of R&D in many domains.

Science

We want to find examples how P2P can open to collaborative science and leverage research.

Software

Just like the writing in the time of pyramidal collective intelligence, software provides the keystone for the next social edifices. A race exists between OS software and proprietary software. OS software offers control and different evolutionary perspectives.

Software represent super complex artefacts. How can distributed collectives self-organize themselves in order to pilot such complex productions? What does the OS software communities and practice teach that other sectors can learn from in order to spread the OS economy in all parts of society?

Technology

Territory

Here we explore how the physical territory evolves, how people manage their local resources, their governance, their local economy, their local ecosystem.

Transportation

We explore transportation not through the next clean vehicles (see production for this), but through optimization and pluri-modality.

Social Networks

Held and Controled by Private Sector

Means that private companies keep holopticism scarce and under their control for commercial reasons. It also means that if the private company wants to pull off the plug or change the rules, they can.

Google

Pure P2P

P2P projects that operate independently from private sector barely exist. However they have control on the data and can provide holopticism for themselves.

Proposed by P2PFoundation → please provide more info

Social technologies from the past

Primary people and societies have developed amazing ways to address complexity and evolve in the world. Not through technology as the Western world understands it, but through body practices, social rituals, substances altering consciousness.

The Western world has begun to re-discover some of these practices and understand their utility.