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Academia: Too much Social Science, Not Enough Social Technology

Social sciences have mimicked Newton, trying to find universal laws, instead of developing social technology.

Acronymic Language Ideas

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

About These Pages

My MetaPage, a page about these pages

Business Applications

Business applications of social technology

Computer Assisted Social Activity

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

Corporations

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

Crime and Punishment

Crime and other social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

A Self-Flattering Comparison: Drexler and Nanotechnology

Social technology can be compared with Drexler’s nanotechnology.

My Educational Background

My educational began with the hard sciences and progressed through applied and pure mathematics, logic, philosophy of language, linguistics, and after university I went into the social sciences at home while doing systems engineering for a living.

Eigenvectors and Archetypes

The mathematics of eigenvector analysis has something in common with the search for Jungian archetypes.

Feasibility

The idea of a feasible solution is quite different for people on either sides of Snow’s Two Cultures

Social Filtering

Organizing the net with social filtering, modelling the user

Global Ideas Bank and Social Invention Contest

The Global Ideas Bank of the Institute for Social Inventions offers 1000 pounds in prizes for the best social inventions.

How To Help

The idea of social technology needs promotion

Impedance and Impedance Matching

Interfacing people with others can be though of as an impedance matching problem.

Technology to Solve Social Problems and Make a Better World

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

Academic Interests

My educational began with the hard sciences and progressed through applied and pure mathematics, logic, philosophy of language, linguistics, and after university I went into the social sciences at home while doing systems engineering for a living.

The Interpedia Project

The Interpedia project solved some problems in information retrieval and suggested solutions to others but ultimately came to naught.

How these ideas are interrelated

The idea of social technology based on combinatorial optimization grew out of my work on an ideal language based on acronyms.

Information Retrieval

Information retrieval based on an acronymic descriptor language.

A Solution to the Kosovo Problem

A solution to Kosovo problem through ultimatum based on recognizing Kosovo independence instead of one based on force.

Linearity

People may be essentially linear systems, but very context dependent.

Linguistics and Language Synthesis

The idea of an ideal language which could at least be used for an descriptor language for information retrieval.

You can have that 1-in-a-Million job, friend, spouse, or sexual partner

Social technology based on mathematics can eliminate loneliness and unemployment

Combinatorial Optimization and Society

Social technology based on combinatorial optimization can eliminate poverty, unemployment, crime, and loneliness.

A Personal Narrative

A narrative account of the development of ideas concerning information flow in humans and in the social network.

Net Net Baud Rate

We can maximize the global net baud rate for interpersonal communications by using combinatorial optimization to match people based on personality, interest, and education profiles.

Two Ideas from Nicholas Albery

Two ideas from Nicholas Albery originally posted to the social technology mailing list.

The Idea of Social Network Optimization

Social technology based on mathematics can eliminate poverty, unemployment, crime, and loneliness by linking us into the social network.

Imagine a Future World that is Better for Everyone

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

Social Technology for a Better World

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

The Particle Accelerator Metaphor

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

Personality Types

Personality theories can become social technology based on mathematics.

Points of View

Political points of view are actually orthogonal descriptions, none much useful alone.

Pointform Summary (version 1)

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

Pointform Summary (version 2)

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

Pointform Summary (version 3)

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

Political Gimmickry

Political problems can be addressed with ingenuity, but true solution is combinatorial.

Please Help Promote These Ideas

Please help promote social technology!

Reductionism and Other Isms

Reductionism, relativism, and other isms are discussed and defined, and related to axes of political viewpoints and an engineering methodology.

The Role of Requirements Analysis in Social Technology

Social problems are often the result of poor or missing requirements analysis in social technology.

The Role of Requirements Analysis in Social Technology

Social problems are often the result of poor or missing requirements analysis in social technology.

Technology and Society Resources

Resources for the study of social technology or the social implications of technology.

The Sailboat Metaphor

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

A Scale for Describing Compatibility

A logarithmic scale for describing compatibility.

Towards a Simulation of the World Economy

Ideas and some requirements analysis towards a simulation or model of the world economy are presented.

About These Pages

My MetaPage, a page about these pages

SNO Plans

Social technology can be used to match people, and this will be tried at the Frontiers online learning community.

The Social Technology Page

The Social Technology page: social technology based on mathematics can eliminate poverty, unemployment, crime, and loneliness.

Social Technology Links

Social technology based on mathematics can eliminate poverty, unemployment, crime, and loneliness; to learn more follow these links.

The Social Technology Mailing List

The Social Technology mailing list discusses genuine solutions to social problems.

Power and Influence Structures

The underlying structure of society considered as the graph or network defined by social relations.

Test Topica Subscription Form

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

The Idea of a Language Composed Entirely of Acronyms

Work is in progress towards an ideal language composed entirely of acronyms.

The Relationship between Science and Technology

Science is know-what and know-why, but technology is know-how, which has claims to logical and historical priority.

The Video Store Example

Video store rental business provides an example of technology that can be used for Social Network Optimization.

Bootstrapping Society

Bootstrapping Society, a recursive approach to social technology

What is combinatorial optimization? What does it have to do with jobs?

Social problems are combinatorial and can be solved with social technology based on mathematics.

Work-In-Progress

Miscellaneous material on social technology and descriptor languages.

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Copyright © 2009   Douglas Pardoe Wilson

Other relevant content:

New: Social Technology through Diagrams

New: Social Techs novel online

New: Social Technology Blog

New: Social Technology Wiki

Please see these web pages:

The main Social Technology page.

Find Compatibles , the key page, with the real solution to all other problems explained

Technological Fantasies , a page about future technology

Social Tech a page about Social Technology, technology for social purposes.  I think I was the first person to use this phrase on the Internet, quite a long time ago.


Roughly corresponding to these web pages are the following blogs :

Social Technology the main blog, hosted on this site, with posts imported from the following blogger.com blogs, which still exist and are useable.

Find Compatibles devoted to matching people with friends, lovers, jobs, places to live and so on, but doing so in ways that will actually work, using good math, good algorithms, good analysis.

Technological Fantasies devoted to future stuff, new ideas, things that might be invented or might happen, such as what is listed above and below.

Sex-Politics-Religion is a blog about these important topics, which I have been told should never be mentioned in polite conversation.  Alright that advice does seem a bit dated, but many people are still told not to bring up these subjects around the dinner table.

I believe I was the first person on the Internet to use the phrase Social Technology — years before the Web existed.

Those were the good old days, when the number of people using the net exceeed the amount of content on it, so that it was easy to start a discussion about such an upopular topic.  Now things are different.  There are so many web pages that the chances of anyone finding this page are low, even with good search engines like Google.   Oh, well.

By Social Technology I mean the technology for organizing and maintaining human society.  The example I had most firmly in mind is the subject of  Find Compatibles , what I consider to be the key page, the one with the real solution to all other problems explained.

As I explained on my early mailing lists and later webpages, I find that social technology has hardly improved at all over the years.   We still use representative democracy, exactly the same as it was used in the 18th century.  By contrast, horse and buggy transporation has been replaced by automobiles and airplanes, enormous changes.

In the picture below you will see some 18th century technology, such as the ox-plow in the middle of the picture.  How things have changed since then in agricultural technology.  But we still use chance encounters, engagements and marriages to organize our home life and the raising of children.  

I claim that great advances in social technology are not only possible but inevitable.  I have written three novels about this, one preposterously long, 5000 pages, another merely very very long, 1500 pages.  The third is short enough at 340 pages to be published some day.  Maybe.  The topic is still not interesting to most people.   I will excerpt small parts of these novels on the web sometime, maybe even post the raw text for the larger two.


This site includes many pages dating from 1997 to 2008 which are quite out of date.  They are included here partly to show the development of these ideas and partly to cover things the newer pages do not.  There will be broken links where these pages referenced external sites.  I’ve tried to fix up or maiintain all internal links, but some will probably have been missed.   One may wish to look at an earlier version of this page , rather longer, and at an overview of most parts of what can be called a bigger project.

Type in this address to e-mail me.  The image is interesting.  See Status of Social Technology

Copyright © 2007, 2008, 2009, Douglas Pardoe Wilson

I have used a series of e-mail address over the years, each of which eventually became out of date because of a change of Internet services or became almost useless because of spam.  Eventually I stuck with a Yahoo address, but my inbox still fills up with spam and their spam filter still removes messages I wanted to see.  So I have switched to a new e-mail service.  Web spiders should not be able to find it, since it is hidden in a jpeg picture.   I have also made it difficult to reach me.  The picture is not a clickable link.  To send me e-mail you must want to do so badly enough to type this address in.  That is a nuisance, for which I do apologize, but I just don’t want a lot of mail from people who do not care about what I have to say.


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