Category: Social Innovation

A world created from ideas, as immaterial resources are limitless

We put high hopes on analyzing big data, but we failed as we haven´t found solutions to the essential problems of our society. Questions like: What is the superior way of organisation of our society in the future or what’s the role of democratic principles in the future? – need to be asked and solved. In the past globalisation, optimization, administration, regulation have served us well and brought us to the level where we are but apparently as the economic situation shows now, we are in a stagnation and all those principles have reached their limits. We need new success principles. ‘I think those success principles are co-creation, co-evolution, collective intelligence, self-organization and self-regulation.’ – says Prof. Dr. Dirk Helbing, Computational Social Science, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, ETH/Zurich

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Basic income equals freedom

Basic income will start at local levels but it’s definitely an international movement where every single country could have their version of a basic income. Guy Standing is Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. He is founder and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an NGO promoting basic income as a right, with members in over 50 countries. Basic income is a concept that helps to reduce inequality, provides freedom and security and could be an answer to the jobs we are going to lose in the technological revolution.

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