A simple paradigm for nooconomics, the economy of knowledge

Abstract : The human noosphere and its inner dynamic are forming a fascinating yet poorly understood multiscale complex system, in which one may represent the interaction of individual knowledge holders and their collective dynamic. Here I propose a simple, improvable paradigm for noodynamics (the study of knowledge flows) and nooconomics at large (the economy of knowledge) based on two intrinsic properties of knowledge-its prolificity and collegiality-and on three simple transfer laws capturing some fundamental differences between material and immaterial economics, namely 1) that knowledge exchanges , unlike property exchanges, are flows, and thus time-dependent, 2) that knowledge exchanges are positive sum, unlike material exchanges and 3) that combinations of knowledge are non linear. I then make a suggestion for a basic knowledge flow equation, namely that transferred knowledge is proportional to the product of spent attention and time, and discuss some of its social and political implications. keywords: knowledge economy, noosphere, multiscale dynamic, knowledge flow, noodynam-ics The purpose of this article is to outline a simple and improvable paradigm for noody-namics, the study of knowledge flows. If we endow this paradigm with an economic perspective, and consider its agents buyers and sellers, it can then also be considered an early working paradigm, or more precisely, an early building block towards a working paradigm, for nooconomics, the economy of knowledge. I thus attempt to demonstrate that noodynamics can be codified extremely simply, although not entirely , and will leave the many exceptions to the present paradigm to discussion.
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CS-DC’15 World e-conference, Sep 2015, Tempe, United States. CS-DC’15 World e-conference
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Idriss J. Aberkane. A simple paradigm for nooconomics, the economy of knowledge. CS-DC’15 World e-conference, Sep 2015, Tempe, United States. CS-DC’15 World e-conference. 〈hal-01291105〉



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