A Societal Standard for Community
- a unified model for human fulfillment
- a socio-economic information system
- a logical reasoning for community
- a concept of operation of community (ConOps)
- a technical operation of community (TechOps)
- a specification standard to be used in the planning, duplication, and actualized operation of community
Every society is composed of the following types of standards. Different types of societies have different internal compositions of these societal systems standards. The composition of these systems determines the type of society. The type of society under development by Auravana Project working groups is a, community-type society. These specification standards may be used to construct and duplicate community at the societal level.
The currently accepted societal standard Publications
The System Overview (1 of 6)
Abstract: This publication is the System Overview for a community-type society. In other words, this is the system overview for a proposed societal system of the type ‘community’. A system overview provides high-level models and relatable descriptions of a system’s organization; the organized understanding of community. This overview identifies how humanity organizes information in order to structure its adaptation to a dynamic, emergent environment where humans have needs that can be optimally fulfilled, given what is known. This overview is necessary for social understanding, and it specifies, (1) a high-level, unified model for the organization of societal information, in such a way as to sustain human fulfillment, and (2) a treatise on community as a type of society (i.e., community is a type of configuration of the societal system). Discursive reasoning is provided for this specific configuration of a societal system, as opposed to the selection and encoding of other configurations.
Cite as: The System Overview. (2020). Auravana Project, Societal Specification Standard, AURA/SSS-SO-001.
The Project Plan (2 of 6)
Abstract: This publication is the Project Plan for a community-type society. A societal-level project plan describes the organized thinking and execution of a societal environment; the societal structuring of community. This project plan identifies humanity’s project to create a global community-type society for the fulfillment of that which everyone has mutually in common. This is a planned project for a configuration of society that may be tested in its results at optimally meeting all human life requirements at the global scale. This is a planning and work proposal for an open-source, societal-level project. This document describes and explains a unified approach to actions and results that is likely, given what is known and accessible, to improve all of humanity. This is the plan for societal navigation that specifies an approach, direction, and execution to socio-technical life. The project plan has three core sections: (1) Approach to project execution, (2) Direction of project execution, and (3) Execution of project execution. The standard details the complete, plannable information set for the society’s operation, including its approach to action, its direction of action, and its execution and adaptation of action. Herein, these concepts, their relationships and understandings, are defined and modeled. Discursive reasoning is provided for this specific configuration of a project plan, as opposed to the selection and encoding of other configurations. A project plan provides for the formalized project-based development operation of a society, organized in time and with available resources, coordinated to become a societal service system for human fulfillment and ecological well-being.
Cite as: The Project Plan. (2020). Auravana Project, Societal Specification Standard, AURA/SSS-PP-001.
The Social System (3 of 6)
Abstract: This publication is the Social System for a community-type society; it is a social system for the organized structuring of a social population. A social system describes the organized structuring of a social environment. A social system is a grouping of units of individuation (here, units of consciousness) forming a cooperative network in which information is shared and integrated through a data structure. The term social system is used, in general, to refer to lifeforms in definite relation to each other, which have enduring patterns of behavior in that relationship. This social system standard identifies humanity’s aligned interests, and that which everyone has socially in common. It is an organizing system for social navigation that specifies a direction, orientation, and approach to socio-technical life. The standard details the purpose for the society’s existence (a direction, 1), its value system (an orientation, 2), and its approach (a methodology and methods, 3). Herein, these concepts, their relationships and understandings, are defined and modeled. Discursive reasoning is provided for this specific configuration of a social system, as opposed to the selection and encoding of other value-oriented configurations; consequences are evidenced. The social system provides a description of who humanity is, and where humanity is going, by identifying its social organization.
It is interesting to think about what socially connected thought and action is like in a society where values are openly selected, and methods applied, that demonstratably orient toward greater mutual human fulfillment, rather than the non-externalization of values and the obfuscation of methods.
Cite as: The Social System. (2020). Auravana Project, Societal Specification Standard, AURA/SSS-SS-001.
The Decision System (4 of 6)
Abstract: This publication is the Decision System for a community-type society. A decision system describes the formal structuring of decisions involving a comprehensive information system that resolves into a modification to the state-dynamic of the material environment. A decision system is a collection of information-processing components — often involving humans and automation (e.g., computing) — that interact toward a common set of objectives. This decision system is designed to coordinate and control the flow of resources for global accessibility to all goods and services. To navigate in common, humanity must also decide in common. Herein, individuals maintain a relationship to resources that focuses on access rather than possession, maximizing the advantages of sharing, and incentivizing cooperative, rather than competitive, interest. All requirements relevant to human fulfillment and ecological well-being are factored in to the allocation of resources, optimizing quality-of-life for all, while ensuring the persistence of the commons. The standard’s decision processes produce tasks that are acted upon by an intersystem (a.k.a., “interdisciplinary”) team involving the coordinated planning and operation of projects. Through this comprehensive and transparent decisioning process individuals know precisely what needs to be accomplished to sustain and evolve their fulfillment. Herein, through formalized decisioning and cooperation humanity may continuously restructure society toward a higher potential dynamic of life experience for all. The use of a common social approach and data set allows for the resolution of societal level decisions through common protocols and procedural algorithms, openly optimized by contributing users for aligning humanity with its stated values and requirements.
It is interesting to think about how decisions are resolved in a society oriented toward open source accessibility and points of integration with a resolution threshold, and not opinion, exchange, or socio-economic hierarchy.
Cite as: The Decision System. (2020). Auravana Project, Societal Specification Standard, AURA/SSS-DS-001.
The Material System (5 of 6)
Abstract: This publication is the Material System for a community-type society. A material system describes the organized structuring of a material environment; the material structuring of community. This material system standard identifies the structures, technologies, and other processes constructed and operated in a material environment, and into a planetary ecology. A material system encodes and expresses our resolved decisions. When a decision resolves into action, that action is specified to occur in the material system. Here, behavior influences the environment, and in turn, the environment influences behavior. The coherent integration and open visualization of the material systems is important if creations are to maintain the highest level of fulfillment for all individuals. This standard represents the encoding of decisions into an environment forming lifestyles within a habitat service system. The visualization and simulation of humanity’s connected material integrations is essential for maintaining a set of complex, fulfillment-oriented material constructions. As such, the material system details what has been, what is, and what could be constructed [from our information model] into our environment. This specification depicts, through language and symbols, visualization, and simulation, a material environment consisting of a planetary ecology and embedded network of integrated city systems. For anything that is to be constructed in the material system, there is a written part, a drawing part, and a simulation part, which is also how the material system is sub-divided.
It is interesting to think about what the buildings, neighborhoods, and cities are like in a society oriented toward efficiency, automation, contribution, and aesthetics, and not distorted by separateness and the competition of many.
Cite as: The Material System. (2020). Auravana Project, Societal Specification Standard, AURA/SSS-MS-001.
The Lifestyle System (6 of 6)
Abstract: This publication is the Lifestyle System for a community-type society. A lifestyle system describes the common behavioral orientations and interests of individuals among society, while identifying the cycles to which they entrain and that make up the daily motion of their lives. A lifestyle is how individuals spend their time; it is their pattern of living in the world as expressed by their activities, interests, and fundamental understandings about work and play. In part, a lifestyle refers to the decided timing of activities in individuals’ lives. This standard provides a reasoned reflection on the lifestyle of individuals in a community-type society. It logically derives and discursively argues for a life experience that all humanity has in common. Humans participate in communities of practice, we all have interests and needs, we all contribute through our participation, we all seek self-integration and self-development, we are all active sometimes and inactive at other times, we all discover and adapt through our experiences, we all have routine patterns of behavior, and we all entrain to a cycle(s). Herein, learning is something individuals do through life experience and something which influences life experience. What would your life be like in community where goods and services are coordinated to be accessible without the need for any form of exchange or coercion? What is an optimal way of living in the world? It is interesting to think about what a lifestyle might be like in a society oriented toward self-development and contribution, and not stratified by age and the power positioning of oneself over others.
It is interesting to think about what a lifestyle is like in a society oriented toward self-development and contribution, and not stratified by age and the power positioning of oneself over others.
Cite as: The Lifestyle System. (2020). Auravana Project, Societal Specification Standard, AURA/SSS-LS-001.
Complementary open source specification standards
To be listed below, the concept must be sufficiently developed and the project must be open source.
MECS: An Organizational Structure for Socio-Industrial Function
Author(s) of Document: K.L. Senah
Year of publication: 2010