The Future of the Digital Ecosystem – Part 2: Why?

Each person enters the world with the gifts of time, talents, and resources to use to serve others. The digital twin offers a person a positive personal experience by calibrating their true north, providing guidance, and monitoring their success. 

As shown in the diagram above, those that are seeking purpose and want a fuller life will find great personal benefit in having a digital twin to guide them on their journey. A personal “Wheel of Life” is a true north compass formed uniquely for each person. “A compass provides the ideal metaphor. Just as a compass points toward a magnetic field, your personal “true north” directs your path and pulls you forward.”

Although the concept of a balanced life is probably thousands of years old, Paul J. Meyer is credited with applying this concept in the very successful organization he founded, Success Motivation Institute. He developed a model for guiding others in personal growth, development, and success. “Meyer held the firm belief that all people, regardless of their gender, personality, social standing, or level of education, could develop the necessary characteristics to achieve and live a lifetime of success.” Paul J. Meyer (Follow this link to learn more about his amazing contributions.)

The digital twin will be equipped with the capabilities that Meyer envisioned and taught. Through the application of AI, a digital twin will match goals to reality and identify alternative paths. Computing the effort and risk of each step in the path helps an individual to navigate and stay true north. Although much less complex, is like the navigator software used to find the best route from one location to another.

A person can see their pursuit of their true north in the past and in the present. Guidance comes through the prediction of the outcomes when selecting future options. Each option may take many paths that may be examined through future time spans. These alternate paths can be experienced in digital form. A person may simply be presented with a list of probable outcomes or they may submerse themselves into a 3D world and experience multiple paths like playing a game.

Discovery of talents, measuring time, and monetizing resources is aided by monitoring Maslow transactions. In addition, talents may be uncovered by gathering data on personal areas of interest. Time may be captured from a person’s calendar, work schedule, and events. Also, resources may be determined from the personal financial data available to the digital twin.

Some possible calibration calculations might be:

  • Talents may be improved through education and time performing tasks. Job promotions and education acquired might enhance talents.  (Leveling Up)
  • Professions could have a weight for average benefit to a person served.
  • Time consumed within some professions may carry an average number of people served.
  • Corporate employees could be allocated the number of people served by a percentage of all people served multiplied by the percent defined by each department.
  • Money donated could be rated by the average percent of donations / income.
  • Number of people served by donation amounts would be provided by the receiver.

This previous list is only provided to help to get an idea of how true north calibration might be achieved by a digital twin. The actual calibration will be defined by the:

  • data captured within Maslow,
  • the projection of Maslow data to the Wheel of Life data, and
  • the knowledge given to the twin by a person’s selection from the Digital Tree of Knowledge.

So why have a person digital twin? It is simply because each person would receive great benefit from having a personal advisor to help them determine their true north and help them to achieve the best use of their talents, their time, and their resources. Having a personal advisor is the primary motivator to having a digital twin. Having personal and private data is a very positive outcome, but it is not a motivator.

With such an overwhelming value to having a personal advisor, it would seem there would already be internet services available. And, of course there are. They exist just like those shown on the left side of the diagram in Part 1. You share your most personal information and they will score you and provide “Wheel of Life” diagrams. If the service is free, then they will share your information so others may market their products directly to you based upon your interests.

To provide a truly personal digital twin, it must be a single person’s voice in the digital ecosystem. It must be able to converse with other digital twins in support of the person’s personal fulfillment. There must be consistency in language and content where players in a conversation apply the same subject matter knowledge.

Part 1 of this article described “What” and this article, Part 2, describes “Why”. Part 3 will present “How”. The “How” defines the interoperability required between players by applying semantic web standards.