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Presentation as held during the discussion session on the Future of Taxes, organized by the Club of Amsterdam, May 31, 2012.

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  1. 1. Organizing responsibility withconnected thingsClub of Amsterdam, Future of Taxes May 31, 2012 Iskander Smit
  2. 2. Connecting the dotsInfo.nl May 31, 2012
  3. 3. May 31, 2012
  4. 4. May 31, 2012
  5. 5. internet is everywhere in everythingsince August 20, 2010 more connected things than people http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G8P0YWd_kU May 31, 2012
  6. 6. People Services ThingsMay 31, 2012
  7. 7. creating value of new dataAsthmapolis discovers the unhealthy spots for asthma patients May 31, 2012
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  9. 9. approaches to the Internet of Things pro-active framework reality is changed by the connections re-active framework a smart layer on reality Rob van Kranenburg, 2011 May 31, 2012
  10. 10. in an Internet of Everything wewill consume personal stuff May 31, 2012
  11. 11. products become hyper personal,and manifactured in the nowpersonal production in the era of the you-web May 31, 2012
  12. 12. experiencepersonal context of use/profile devices service/service play enhanced May 31, 2012
  13. 13. we use only when we need itSpotify, Greenwheels, etc. May 31, 2012
  14. 14. we make only what we needShapeways, Makerbot May 31, 2012
  15. 15. products will change when we use themProject Perry May 31, 2012
  16. 16. we pay in the context of use May 31, 2012
  17. 17. The danger of being responsiblefor me, myself and I… May 31, 2012
  18. 18. …is the gap between me andthe government.And my fellow citizens. May 31, 2012
  19. 19. a new balance between citizenand state will emerge May 31, 2012
  20. 20. Oct 11, 2011: session Future of contributingfor Dutch Tax Administration, organized by Council, Waag Society and Info.nl May 31, 2012
  21. 21. Session Future of involvement; objectives§  Starting point: are we loosing involvement and engagement by the middle class due to disconnection from nation states.§  How can we organize engagement by using principles of tracing everything by the Internet of Things.§  Central question: how would a society without a tax administration look like. A society based on the concept of useful contributing by civilians and facilitation by government.§  How can we reach a situation of voluntary contribution?§  Participants of: Belastingdienst, Waag Society, Council Internet of Things, ING, Vestia, Hubbub, Hack de Overheid, Ministerie van Justitie, Gemeente Amsterdam, Dyndy, Federatie Creatieve Industrie, Amnesty International, May 31, 2012
  22. 22. Themes discussed§  A new role for governments §  with a changing connection between citizen and government; can technology serve as binding element§  Solidarity and engagement §  individualism will not last for ever. Trust is key. Is bottom-up trust possible? Developing of new reputation systems§  Changing valuation of possession and transparency §  how manageable is our technology, who owns the internet of things. Trust is provided with transparency May 31, 2012
  23. 23. RecommendationsEnable a Darwinistic government. Create a set of basic rule set for thegeneral interest and experiment with the rest.The personal data stays in possession of the citizen.This is achieved by creating a parallel government that manage thisrule set and takes the experimental approach as start.With transparency as fundament.So Human scale, laid back government May 31, 2012
  24. 24. society engagement will beorganized in two ways May 31, 2012
  25. 25. validating contributionwheredoesmymoneygo.org May 31, 2012
  26. 26. transparency and control for engagementwe want to know how our money is spentthis should be connected to the general purposes of contributionlong-term decisions are stimulated by bigger storiesbut personal relevance is keyuse simulations to interpret the impact of choicesand your choices are validated by learning from your actual behaviour May 31, 2012
  27. 27. paying for use in context May 31, 2012
  28. 28. contribution based on personal useevery use of products/services leaves trails, connected to taxes on usethe context of use plays an important role as multiplierAlways real-time. Behaviour is influenced through taxes on use.trust is provided through delegating the control of the data to the citizenthe data is open to use in other contexts, chosen by the citizen May 31, 2012
  29. 29. the sensing planetsmart city layer emerging from the data personal driven selection filtering layer of relevant data service layer leveraging the data by ISPs value chain all objects can be tracked, logged and traced Rob van Kranenburg, 2012 May 31, 2012
  30. 30. So the future of taxes will bedefined by the new relation wehave with society… May 31, 2012
  31. 31. … and the future of taxes willbe highly personal andcontextual driven. Realtime. May 31, 2012
  32. 32. This can only work if we getfull insights and control.Trust is an embedded asset. May 31, 2012
  33. 33. Thanks!Iskander Smitiskander@info.nl@iskandr May 31, 2012