These days one hears a lot about Social Media. These are just applications created using social technology. Companies based on the use of Social Media have made some people into billionaires. I first started writing about social technology and its commercial applications a decade before it made any of those individuals a dime. Some of my early proposals should have been implemented, but I have been an incredibly bad salesman when it comes to this kind of idea. Maybe that will change soon, some new ideas are better.
There is an increasing number of social media companies and there are also companies which specialize in helping people find social relationships, including jobs. Over time, social technology will become more and more important for business. It will be used in existing companies and be the basis or purpose of new ones. This site exists to outline that technology. Other goals are to encourage the development of new social technology and to promote its use.
I have a site dedicated to the development of social technology at the hardware and software level, and another for social tech software development only. Much of this development will focus on applications of the new technique of Recursive Exhaustion, especially through the very large scale collection of social data. This presents remarkable new opportunities and dangers for business people.
This website is not aimed at the selfish entrepreneur who aims only to make money. It is instead part of a project to make society work. But those who are unashamedly selfish and defend a dedicated pursuit of wealth might do well to consider the old idea that enlightened self-interest is indistinguishable from altruism. This is the notion that if one well and truly understood the consequences of one’s actions, the selfish person would nevertheless behave in a way which benefited society and seemed altruistic. In other words, take your role as entrepreneur seriously and try to make money, but be careful to consider all of the consequences. If you do, you will improve both your own life and that of others.