Social Evolution and Technology Adoption

Michael Herman (Toronto/Calgary/Seattle)
Hyperonomy Business Blockchain Project / Parallelspace Corporation
April, 2019

A #wanderer is someone who leaves their tribe to share their knowledge and wisdom with others; to later form a party of explorers to explore and conquer a common set of goals; and, even further on, create a clan, a band, a tribe, and a tribal society, a group of people who live and work together – a group of tribes organized around kinships.

Social Evolution


Figure 1. Social Evolution of Policies, Procedures, Processes, and Technologies

Social Evolution and The Technology Adoption Life Cycle


Figure 2. Social Evolution and The Technology Adoption Life Cycle



Filed under TDW, Trusted Digital Web

3 responses to “Social Evolution and Technology Adoption

  1. Great visuals.. Re Figure 2. the “chasm” is real. We saw this with RBV (Resource Based View) where the method was invented in the late 1950’s but had to wait to the year 2000 or so to achieve liftoff. The core message was it is easier to manage resources when you can view them so, in this example, the name of the method was a strong predictor of it’s latency i.e. how can you view 50,000 documents at one computer screen? 3D free-form-search Kbases were the answer.


  2. One more point. Like clothing fashions, some of the technology that gets introduced goes through the curve, then seem to fall out of favor, only to come back a few years later and go through the same curve again. Example: Face recognition of individuals going through restricted access points, then, later, facial scans of crowds at outdoor events, in custom halls, etc.


  3. Pingback: Is the Social Evolution Model Harmful? | Hyperonomy Digital Identity Lab -

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s