About Sharism 关于分享主义

SHARISM is a Mind Revolution: The more you give, the more you get. The more you share, the more you are shared. Sharism is an ideology for our Internet Age. It is a philosophy piped through the human and technological networks of Free and Open Source software. It is the motivation behind every piece of User-Generated Content. It is the pledge of Creative Commons, to share, remix and give credit to the latest and greatest of our cultural creations. Sharism is also a mental practice that anyone can try, a daily act that beckons a future of increased social intelligence. It should not go unnoticed that a superabundance of community respect and social capital are being accumulated by precisely those who share.

分享主义是一场心灵革命:你给出的越多,你得到的越多。你分享的越多,你将得到更多人的分享。分享主义,是我们身处的资讯时代的信仰系统。它是透过自由及开放源代码软件的人际与技术网络所传播的哲学。它是每一则用户生成内容(UGC, User-Generated Content)背后的动机。它是创作共用(Creative Commons)的宗旨,鼓励人们分享、重混,并给予文化创造更多的认同与肯定。 分享主义,是一种人人都可以尝试的精神实践,它也是一种日常的行为,召唤了日益精进的集体智慧的到来。我们更不应忽略,乐于分享的人们获得了来自各种社群的敬意,社会资本因此得以不断地累积。

Sharism is operative in the very workings of the human mind. Our model of the functional mechanism of the nervous system shows it to be one which shares activity and information via interconnected networks of neurons through patterns of feedback. This has profound implications for the creative process. Whenever you have an intention to create, you will find it easier to generate more creative ideas if you keep the sharing process firmly in mind. You can engineer a process of creative feedback to generate even more ideas in return.


The rapid emergence of social applications that can communicate and cooperate are allowing more and more people to output content from one service to another in a creative ecosystem. This interconnectedness spreads memes through multiple online social networks, which can reach a global audience and position social media as a true alternative to broadcast media. These new technologies are reviving Sharism in our closed culture. The missing pieces are open source hardware and software services that enable true freedom from top to bottom in the entire communication stack.


One legal concern is that any loss of control over copyright will lead to noticeable deficits in personal wealth, or loss of creative freedom. But today's sharing environment is more protected than you might think. Many new social applications make it easy to set terms-of-use along your sharing path (such as selecting Creative Commons licenses or privacy settings). Any infringement of those terms will be challenged not just by the law, but by your community. Your audience, who benefit form your sharing, can also be the gatekeepers of your rights.


Through emergent mobile communications technologies, we can generate higher connectivities and increase the throughput of our social links. The more open and strongly connected we are, the better the sharing environment will be for all people. The more collective our intelligence, the wiser our actions will be.


Sharism promises to be the politics of the next global superpower. It will not be a country, but a new human network joined by social software. We can integrate our current and emerging democratic systems with new collaborative technologies, which will allow us to query, share and remix information for the public benefit. The future of democracy is real-time, and always online. Sharism is the inspiration that brings it all together.

分享主义将成为下一波具全球范围影响力的超级力量。它将不再局限于某个国家,这股新兴力量,将是一个由社会化软件所构成的全新的人际网络。 我们可以把现有的和正在形成中的民主制度,与新兴的集体协作的科技相结合,让人们可以从中探寻、分享、合成信息,以供公众使用。民主的未来,是即时性的,并且总是在网路中。