Sociomatic solutions: a way of describing social machines

There is increasing discussion of social machines in the literature following on from TBL’s prediction of the evolution of solutions to real-world problems in which people bring the intent, the cognition and the flexibility whilst machines bring the speed, capacity and tireless processing capability/focus.

These solutions in which the human and the machine exchange value and complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses offer an opportunity for optimal approaches that are better than automatic or socially sourced and can be thought of as Sociomatic.

I am hoping this new term may catch on with the social machines specialists as it seems to capture elegantly the point we are trying to make.