Here are ten definitions essential to the functioning of the emerging knowledge-based society. Each of these definitions gives them possession of a new landmark or a new tool :
The material used by the citizen to participate in the elaboration of his society.
A tool used to convert the data into information, then into opinions, which eventually become energy (chapter 2).
3- Mobile phone
A digital technology that allows users to be contacted wherever they are.
4- Culture based on images-on-screens
An access to « reality » mainly through images displayed by three types of screens: television, computer and mobile device.
A digital technology that allows users to be reacherd wherever they are via a « smart » device.
6- Social networks
A social communication tool that allows friends to mediate and exchange their contents in a space where they live their daily lives.
7- The proximity model
A model favoring close suppliers and based on a collaborative and local economy.
Opinions in public spaces are an antechamber of action. Opinion creates consensus that is collective problem solving.
9- The three current political powers
Legislative, judicial and executive.
10- The societal plan
The tool that citizens use to develop their well-being. Happiness may be experienced individually, but it must be managed collectively. It is a form of social contract.
- Media structures : the quality of information processing through mobile, geolocation and social networks provide the information necessary for citizens to make collective decisions.
- Economic structures : the use of a model of proximity improves the quality of life of citizens in these spaces where they live their daily lives.
- Political structures : the emergence of opinions and changes in behavior is reflected in collective actions capable of developing a collective plan of society around a common dream :
- Because it is becoming a knowledge-based society, its cogs react to new forces that drive others, such as a game of dominoes (see below).
- These forces give life to society. It must be open, constantly in motion and in search of equilibrium :