The goal is to analyze and facilitate how people, in the process of accessing and using information on networks, create new knowledge without premeditation. We argue that the symbiotic combination of humans and smart networks will result in a previously unrealized capability of collective problem identification and solution. This capability is based on the pre-existing self-organizing dynamics of social evolution. This symbiotic intelligence will greatly increase the success of organizations in achieving their goals, better utilizing their resources and preparing for the future. For the human society as a whole, this new resource will improve our quality of life and vitality as a species.
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The implications of the ideas under investigation are far reaching to the future success of organizations, society, and economics. With the increased use of the Net in our economy and society, many of the problems that have challenged traditional forms of management and organizations may now find solutions. The importance of this alternative will become more significant as the complexity of our world increases and our traditional ways of solving problems fail. The main consequence will be for management and governments to facilitate the use of collective problem solving when problems arise in systems that are not understandable
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