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By Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Frederic Darbellay, Francis Waldvogel

Wisdom is a dwelling factor, sustained via dynamic reflexive approaches. even if on the point of mobile signaling pathways, web layout, or sociocultural interactions, human realizing grows and accrues worth via bi-directional transmission throughout networks of emitters and receptors. And the cross-fertilization of principles from various assets is what retains the method full of life. This ebook represents a milestone in cultivating optimistic trade among specialists and experts from the actual, usual, fiscal and human technology disciplines. From its 16 unique and hugely own essays portraying a number of aspects of the data construction technique, emerge a typical experience of goal and a framework of latest instruments and methodologies for interdisciplinary discussion

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This information must be complete, accurate, factual, up-to-date, and transferable. The evolution towards a single global economy also obliges an increasing reliance on external partners to support non-specialized activities, whilst a company focuses on its core business, its real expertise. With what implications? More offshoring, outsourcing, telecommuting, often with insufficient communication and data sharing between workers due to firewalls, access restrictions, confidentiality requirements can result in the loss of the holoptic space necessary for rich collaboration.

Number of people with mobile phones in 2008: more than 3 billions (many with Internet access). According to theories of network space developed by sociologists and mathematicians, there are no more than six degrees of interconnection between all of us on the planet4. Has this number reached some finite limit? Will it grow or shrink as the world’s population rises, or if such technologies had universal access? 3 4 Wikipedia, notable example of a project implementing Global Collective Intelligence principles (Paumier and Devouard, 2009).

The human species has social skills based on collaboration and mutual support. It is commonly held that such skills are maximized in small groups (10-20 people maximum) when both the individual and collective benefit is higher than would have been obtained if each had remained isolated. The word emergence is used, to refer to what occurs when a new level of complexity emerges from the collective (commonly expressed as “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”). At the heart of the functioning of these small groups, lie the following pillars: • A convergence of interest (at the individual and collective level); • A social agreement (or contract).

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