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.


Idriss Jamil Aberkane

Invited Talk e-session


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