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Netcohort Society - A Technocracy?

What sort of governance will will the Netcohort Society impel?


when we talk of the Netcohort of netcentric knowledge workers and a potential Netcohort Society Are we discussing a technocracy?

Probably not. With the Netcohort we are describing the new middle to middle upper class of the emerging information driven society.

As the guilds of the middle age were replaced by the more vibrant middle class of the industrial revolution so today's middle class is now being replaced by the Small and nimble teams of the Netcohort.

Constant learning, action, and personal integrity are the hallmarks of successful netcohort individuals and groups. Information technology teams are aligning in a fluid way with other teams in what may become a Netcohort Society.

With the Netcohort Society we are describing a society dominated by the new upper middle class knowledge worker.

With the inception of the industrial age the moribund trade guilds were doomed by increasing economies of scale. This new age also contributed to the creation of a skilled middle class worker.

We have entered a similar period, in reverse. The entrenched industrial age middle class is now doomed as technology and robotics replace repetitious manual tasks. Knowledge has more value today than factories and equipment.

Large institutions propelled into existence by industrial age centralization will die or morph into the smaller, more efficient networks demanded by the information and miniaturization age.

The emerging Netcohort is becoming a replacement for the middle class: customer centric knowledge workers attuned to each clients specific needs. This new Netcohort Society will probably exist within a reputation based system dominated by those that continually learn, communicate, and accomplish.

An existing netcohort contingent already works as small protean netcentric associations within the transformational structure of the rising Netcohort Society.

Technocracy to H. G. Wells definition, a society run by the technological elite is a possibility. A technocracy where everything is run by a super computer is highly unlikely. A supercomputer or super network will have human architects, and would then fit under the first definition.

What we envision is a more fluid environment. Governments will still exist, although on a smaller and much weaker basis. The small teams of netcohort individuals will join and separate for specific projects, and create wealth wherever they develop ideas.

We would expect nations, or perhaps city states, to compete for netcohort presence much as Ireland has used tax incentives to lure industry. Ireland very quickly changed themselves from an almost feudal agrarian society to a prosperous industrial nation.

Much of the industry attracted was technology based - it is far more efficient to relocate knowledge than just massive equipment. The Netcohort carries the value of their knowledge with them - and can easily move to the location that most appreciates their worth.

"By virtue of exchange, one man's prosperity is beneficial to all others." - C. F. Bastiat

This netcohort is exemplified by technology developers that carry their wealth in their heads. If they have a good reputation for integrity, knowledge, adaptability, and creativity they are wanted for many projects. Just as these knowledge workers can state their terms to corporations now, in the future temporary netcohort teams will be able to shape parts of their world.

If that is a technocracy, it may very well happen.

If Poland knows they can have a silicon valley tomorrow, do you think they will make a very good offer to a team of tech heavy weights?

(Do you think any degrees these netcohort heavy weights have or don't have will make a difference? Will they care if Bill Gates finished his degree?


P. S. I and others, such as Doug Casey, are willing to set up a 50 year no tax / minimal bureaucracy zone if a country wants to start today.

Better than a zone would be a whole country. Better than 50 years would be a permanent classical liberal constitution.

Why wait for someone else to be more prosperous first?


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More On Netcohort

I) Netcohort as Technocracy

II) Four Part Article on the Netcohort Attributes

III) The Vanishing Middle Class

IV) Death Throes Of Society

V) The Netcohort Future

VI ) The Netcohort Institute





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