Alternative: Social Synergy
The usage of the term “alternative” is now trending up. Alternative energy, alternative consumption (for instance, carpooling). Let us talk about an alternative mode of production.
A new, alternative, socially-synergic mode of production cheerfully thrives on the still-living corpse of decaying imperialism. Social synergy is impossible not to notice, yet it is feared. Feared by the rich, for it is in fact a real economic revolution, comparable only to the capitalistic relations of modern time; feared by the poor who have grown accustomed to satiated slavery. Social synergy is like a beautiful woman: everyone wants her, but only a few dare to come closer and to at least look into her eyes. Who is she, this mysterious stranger?
All for one and one for all, you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours
„Social Synergy“ is a loose translation of Ibn Khaldun´s „asabiya“, incorporating cooperation and mutual aid: all for one and one for all, you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. It sounds like a modern and Western expression that should not be confused with synergetics: theemergence of synergy-based structures on the basis of various natural, industrial, or social synergies). „Smart technologies meet social synergy or an alternative way of meeting tomorrow’s challenges“ weiterlesen