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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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Organizing responsibility with connected things Club of Amsterdam, Future of Taxes

Iskander Smit

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Connecting the dots Info.nl

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internet is everywhere in everything since August 20, 2010 more connected things than people


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creating value of new data Asthmapolis discovers the unhealthy spots for asthma patients

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pro-active framework reality is changed by the connections

re-active framework a smart layer on reality

Rob van Kranenburg, 2011

approaches to the Internet of Things

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in an Internet of Everything we will consume personal stu

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products become hyper personal, and manifactured in the now personal production in the era of the you-web

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personal profile

context of use/ devices

play enhanced

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we use only when we need it Spotify, Greenwheels, etc.

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we make only what we need Shapeways, Makerbot

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products will change when we use them Project Perry

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we pay in the context of use

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The danger of being responsible for me, myself and I

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is the gap between me and the government. And my fellow citizens.

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a new balance between citizen and state will emerge

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Oct 11, 2011: session Future of contributing for Dutch Tax Administration, organized by Council, Waag Society and Info.nl

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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,

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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

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Enable a Darwinistic government. Create a set of basic rule set for the general 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 this rule set and takes the experimental approach as start.

With transparency as fundament.

So Human scale, laid back government

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society engagement will be organized in two ways

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validating contribution wheredoesmymoneygo.org

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transparency and control for engagement

we want to know how our money is spent

this should be connected to the general purposes of contribution long-term decisions are stimulated by bigger stories

but personal relevance is key

use simulations to interpret the impact of choices

and your choices are validated by learning from your actual behaviour

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paying for use in context

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contribution based on personal use

every use of products/services leaves trails, connected to taxes on use

the context of use plays an important role as multiplier

Always real-time. Behaviour is influenced through taxes on use.

trust is provided through delegating the control of the data to the citizen

the data is open to use in other contexts, chosen by the citizen

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value chain

service layer

filtering layer

smart city layer

all objects can be tracked, logged and traced

leveraging the data by ISPs

personal driven selection of relevant data

the sensing planet emerging from the data

Rob van Kranenburg, 2012

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So the future of taxes will be defined by the new relation we have with society

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and the future of taxes will be highly personal and contextual driven. Realtime.

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This can only work if we get full insights and control. Trust is an embedded asset.

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Thanks! Iskander Smit iskander@info.nl @iskandr