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Technology Nudging Self-organisation of Society

Linking together the small-scale technological systems surrounding us (central-heating, cars, kitchen-timers etc.) can encourage larger-scale cooperative behaviour to emerge. The feedback through these systems can be gently tuned to nudge our actions, facilitating the development of a bigger-society. Applied to traffic, the dynamic environment would trigger a complex series of events resulting in the subconscious nudging of drivers towards an optimal speed and root, making sat-navs and traffic lights obsolete.