Collective Intelligence & Gift Economy
Jean-Francois Noubel once co-founder of AOL France, the startup that brought the Internet to France (1995). Through a series of transformative experiences, in 2003, he decided to shift his focus entirely towards collective intelligence. He founded The Transitioner, an international think tank on this topic, he wrote many papers and a first copyleft book, “Collective Intelligence, the Invisible Revolution” that became a founding reference. His research work has also been widely covered by media in France and USA, as Jean Francois continues to lecture around the globe.
Jean-François’ research lead him towards new monetary systems -- "free currencies" -- that he feels are going to replace money. Through R&D, Jean-François’ intention is to support civil society and its representatives, as well as social entrepreneurs and pioneers, so they can see the extraordinary perspectives and opportunities that are in front of us, and use collective intelligence technologies and thinking to make a difference.
United Air Ways
"If you happen to speak with me, sometimes you will hear more silence than words. You may find it a little awkward if you don’t know me, specially on the phone. It doesn’t mean I get bored or I don’t know what to say. Don’t bother! My moments of silence, sometimes my with eyes closed, happen because I breathe. Indeed, I have decided to follow two principles: breathe before speaking, speak only with permission."
- Jean-François Nobel