An engineered social environment is a managed one, in which the individuals of some institution are assigned to social roles. This may in fact include the people who do the managing. The principal of a school may manage the teachers, but they may have some control of the principal through some kind of democratic process. The warden of a prison may control the guards, but the guards may influences his choices in a democratic way. This is not unlike the relationship between the owners and managers of a business with their employees, who may form a union and insist on appropriate working conditions.
I continue to use the clickable image below, though it dates from a time when I naively ignored the dangers of Social Technology.
Like all truly advanced technology, these solutions to social problems will involve a lot of math, but must not require users to have special knowledge or skills. Programmers are invited to help with the development of open source libraries for applied social mathematics.
Non-technical accounts of all these topics as well as accessible accounts of the underlying math are on the front pages of a network of associated websites.
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