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Multitude is a term for a group of people and entities that is not bound by a social contract with a sovereign entity, such that its individual participants retain their self-determination capacity. If those boundless and/or authoritatives individuals can participate to cooperations and multi-stakeholder processes on a theorical equal footing basis, they therefore neither form a people, a crowd, nor a community: they belong to the "multitude".

The power of the multitude's dynamic coalitions (potentia) is the limit and incitation to innovation and development of stable sovereign powers (potestas). Societal adaptation to technological evolution and paradigmatic transitions result from their mutual "self-ordering criticality" (SOC), where multitude looks for a survival progress and/or adaptation, and sovereignty implies a protecting order and stability.

One does not lead the multitude, but one can build an environment that will influence, and services that will help, its polycratic (common decision system by emergence from individual decisions) inflection toward common evolutions and new self-orders that may suffer or prevent critical phases.

"par la Multitude pour la Multitude" - "by the Multitude for the Multitude"

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