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 the knowledge flow is proportional to the product of spent attention and time, and discuss some of its social and political implications.
Invited Talk e-session
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