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John Gianino

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Social Network or Tribe

We have the ability and the resources to change the world.
Please read the comments below and reply to them, if you have thoughts.
The TED Talks I've related to this conversation are very inspiring, check them out.

Large social networks can be thought of as groups of tribes. We form tribes early in life based on where we are born and raised. These tribes or social circles can have tremendous impact on our development and our direction in life.

In our current system. we compete for money and we work for attention. The more skilled you are, the connections you have, and the attractive qualities you possess come to form our personal value along with our contributions.

The idea is similar to a human brain. The body supplies resources to the entire brain and certain regions of the brain get more based on stimulus but every cell gets enough to live and has the opportunity to be stimulated and grow. The functional structures of the brain can be an analogy for organizations and companies in our world.

We now have the the foundation to establish a virtual social network that can basically govern a population and supply jobs. In virtual social networks there are accountability, qualitative, and quantitative indicators already built into virtual social networks that can give value to the contributions we supply online and offline. If we supply good contributions we are rewarded, if we supply bad contributions or nothing at all, we are not rewarded. This can be implemented on a personal performance basis and we can still supply resources to everyone connected on a lower sustainable level.

http://youtu.be/qv8Xn7PUcI4 This is a similar idea but still based on an antiquated concept that money will always we necessary.


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  • Mar 14 2013: Have a look at Gajantic.com ... That's a bare-bones version.

    It doesn't appear to be what you're aiming at, but the result might be similar in the end. I have a Cognitive Science / Philosophy of Mind / Artificial Intelligence background, so I kind of get what you're going for. One thing it seems to me is: If we try to change people too quickly or give them something that looks radically different...they won't like it, or adopt it. So Gajantic is designed to use familiar terms, a familiar platform, and familiar procedures....to let people get where you're aiming by themselves.......

    ...Just for fun: For an example of giving people something radically different, check out ClientPlaza.com, which I also developed -- ClientPlaza turns the tables on advertising by letting individuals broadcast their needs to companies (the opposite of companies advertising to them).

    But no one used it because they just couldn't understand something so different than they were used to (and it's really not that different!).

    Anyway, let me know what you think of Gajantic if you want. Maybe it's not what you're after at all.

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