The Social System

Auravana Project: Societal Specification Standard


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SSS-SO-001 | SSS-PP-001 | SSS-SS-001 | SSS-DS-001 | SSS-MS-001 | SSS-LS-001


Page count: 285 pages

Version: 001

Release Date: June 2020

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The Social System. (2020). Auravana Project, Societal Specification Standard, AURA/SSS-SS-001. []


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.

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This document was prepared by the the Auravana Project team, composed of project coordinators and working group members. The articles in this document were prepared by their associated working groups.

Version Accepted: June 2020

Acceptance Event: Project coordinator acceptance

Last Working Integration Point: Project coordinator integration

License: CC BY 4.0

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