Society 3.0

Mastering the Global Transition on Our Way to Society 3.0

About Society 3.0

Our society is changing and you need to be part of that. We want to give you the stories, showcases and in depth articles to inspire you about this Society 3.0. In the world as we see it, access is more important than ownership. That means that we are more than willing to share our stories with you. We have written our vision down in the book Society 3.0 and are contributing to that on a daily basis with this magazine. As we speak new social and technical developments are born. Our book has an end, but the ideas of a Society 3.0 do not stop there. Recent developments, discussions, unexpected relevant meeting of people take place here! On this platform, the content of the book is evaluated, contradicted, deepened and extended.

To inspire you we work with snapshots of news who we think are interesting to share with you. Well-known authors and new media journalists will share this with you. Do you have anything to add? You are more than welcome to participate. You can find the snapshots under ‘Must read’ and ‘This changed me’

Next to this we work with some repeating categories, which we hope, will inspire you. Every week we are posting a showcase and an in depth article to give you more insight into this Society 3.0. We also think that we can learn from the past and that is why we share every Friday a classic article or video with you. We are an international platform and that means that we want to explore this new society around the globe.

Around the Globe

In this section we ask a specific Society 3.0 experts from a different country each week to share their vision with you. They will show you into detail how all the new technology and trends are influencing their lives. They also share one specific example of there country, which is a signal for the transformation towards society 3.0. During this week the author is off course online to answer all this questions. He gives a ‘question and answer’ webinar and is off course available on Twitter.

Last but not least we have found four very inspiring columnist who are going to inspire you every month. They all have their own topic of expertise. Between them is off course the author of Society 3.0 Ronald van den Hoff. With his sharpened mind he will guide us in all the new trends that are now happening.

A vision, a search, a roadmap to the new world!


“A new order is presenting itself. It may still be an undercurrent, but maybe that is the best way to grow. We see more and more people who have clearly chosen how they want to go about with themselves, their environment and other people.”

They are the people we call global citizens: people of the new world. These Society 3.0 citizens cannot and will not deal with the thinking of the establishment anymore. They want to add value in their work and life in a significantly different way, namely by creating value instead of growth. We think these global citizens – who are increasing in number daily – are the pillars, which support Society 3.0. Hundreds of millions of people of the world move around without restraints, literally unbounded, across borders all over our world. Sometimes they do this physically, but more often they do so digitally through out the Internet: the World Wide Web. These people of the world are no longer bound to old organizations. They have organized themselves in virtual social networks. They have started to create value in a different way. They do not work according to a formal organizational structure. They guide themselves. They are themselves. Their social connections show great creative vitality and unleash an enormous amount of energy. From within their self-awareness they respect the individuality of anybody. People of the world of Society30 are not after personal enrichment at the expense of others. They share; they are prepared to do a lot for someone else, without always expecting a monetary reward. They reinvent society and create all kind of new, fair and sustainable business models. We think it is both exciting and fun to be such a person, a Knowmad of the world of Society 3.0.

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