SC (the emergence of)
Mon, Nov 17, 2008
Connor: "I have a question regarding this:
I offer to you the idea that a polytopia is inherently open for interpretation by the individual in question allowing for the synergy of multiple value/reward systems.
I am not sure I understand this fully. How, in this system, would you measure quality? How do we promote quality without an agreement of what quality is?
What the above means is that in a Polytopia situation, the focus of the equation is moved into the relationship (me vs. topos, topos vs. topos) instead of on the objectified reality plane of the transaction. In this case the reward/value system that is generated is open for negotiation again and again in each transaction. Given this state of affairs it follows that a synergy between value systems generated in different topos will inevitably arise.
In this emergent case the interactivity of different value systems inevitably creates a renewed interest in ‘quality’, for though it (quality) will not lend itself to be measured absolutely it will at any given point in time ‘possess’, figuratively speaking, a value for which a reward can and will be realized.
Note: that is the short version, nevertheless I am writing an extended version of the problem of quality and value/reward systems which I will publish shortly as a different post. thanks for the question Connor, it triggered an avalanche of thoughts.