|OPENSOCIETY: "If I could make my ideal society..."|
| Posted on 31/05/2014 - 14:34|
OpenSociety is a web service that allows people to create and live by new societal systems that correspond to their own values. It also provides an information platform to support the functioning and well informed decision-making of these societies.
The societies today are characterized by problems such as economic crises, climate change, income inequality, poverty and ill or ignorant governments. Closely linked to these issues are gaps in information, slow, ineffective and bureaucratic decision-making as well as lack of activity by citizens who are frustrated by their feeling of powerlessness as nothing seems to change. Also the politicians are tried as nothing ever seems to change quickly enough. At the same time, companies and organizations are struggling between the need to behave responsibly and the need to maximise their profits that steer them to other direction. To put it short: in our current society many different parties of society are yearning for a change but cannot see a way to make that happen.
OpenSociety is a system idea how people can create and live by their own ideal economic, political, legal and other societal systems. It is also a platform for collecting and integrating the information produced by journalists, researchers, companies and individuals to inform the decision-making in these societies. We don't imply any ethical stance aside from respecting free choice. See the ATTACHMENT for how the system works.
If we receive the grant, we will use it to build a prototype of the web service. It is to prove the concept and let people start using some basic functions. We will continue our real-life experiments of the OpenSociety idea to inform the design and show critical points. We'll build cooperation with other organizations and apply for more funding to continue the work.
Target group and social impact
1.Individuals: Empowered to realize their own powers in changing the world. Connect with like-minded people around the world. Easier to live by your own values. Get better information about companies and politicians. 2.Companies: Able to maximize their profits by following customer's ethical values. Committed customers. Understand own actions and production chain better to see where to improve. 3.NGO's: Able to create a society of their ideals. Prove their influence. Inform people and societal decision-making directly. 4.Politicians and governments: Test different policies and their alternatives to reach best solutions iteratively. Comprehensive, easy-to-use information base for decision-making. Active participation of citizens. Increase real democracy and legitimacy of the state system
Competences of the applicant
PANU:Entrepreneur;MSc.st in Usability Eng. Designs, codes, does maths. GIORGOS:LL.M in Law;MSocSc in Int.Human Rights Law.Knows Nozick and Popper theories on open society. TUOMAS:MSc. in SW Eng. Codes. SAMPO:MSc.st in Env.Eng. Runs our real-life experiments. LAURA:MSc.st in Cross-cultural communication. Communicates. ARTO:MSc.st in Accounting;MSc.st in Industr.Eng. Knows economics&ERPs.
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