Solaris: From the Support Network to the Human Internet

“Language is a treasure held by the practice of speech in subjects belonging to the same community. » Ferdinand de Sausser

Internet boundaries

The Internet is a great way to connect people; social networks are one of its most significant functions. With one click, you can connect with people on the other side of the planet. If the online exchange is really interested, a distant friend will not be able to bring us medicine by going to a nearby pharmacy, if we are sick, he will not be able to come and help lift a heavy object. If we are sad, he will not embrace us.

Yuval Noah Harari (2018) describes to us how offline and online communities communicate with each other, how online opinions emphasize polarization and radicalization, and how the giants of these social networks manipulate our eyes, hands, and finally our credit cards. He still reminds us how we forget that we have bodies! It describes how these giants, capturing the direction of online communities, continue to dominate offline communities. These communities are taking their place.

When a country withdraws from its territories

As the state and decline in related public services, the population is deprived. In some areas, the public network has become so loose that the cost of accessing the service by private transport has risen due to the double cost of petrol and the distance to be covered. Not all procedures can be processed online yet. Indeed, there are various learning support networks, such as mutual knowledge exchange network give a hand like ” Mutual assistance »,« spiral net “where”IndigoIn France, the network Hyper neighbors even operates as a local action laboratory in Paris

These networks are mainly dependent on proximity. The proliferation of worrying signs (such as water scarcity, energy problems, crisis resilience) reinforces the idea of ​​a possible global collapse. Based on these observations and these fears, mergers are organized and mutual support is structured in human networks, where we move from the vicinity of the neighborhood, village or garden to real structured networks.

Support network extension

Solaris is a network that allows people living in the same geographical area to respond to their own basic needs without institutional assistance. Therefore, it is a support network that is both local and international. This physical network differs from other networks in the desire to cope with a sudden collapse of public institutions.

The network presents itself as completely free, voluntary, local and self-managed. Local rapporteurs keep paper lists with the various cells that make up the network. These cells appear to be slightly divided mafia (accuracy described here is not related to malicious purposes), where we know only a few of the closest players.

Launched in 2021, more than 20,000 people have joined the movement in one year. The network would operate in 5 countries and 62 French departments.

Horizontal management

Unlike coordinated and centralized networks, the network is decentralized, word of mouth. Without a leader, its goal is to maximize the flow of information between participants through all means of communication except the Internet. This directory of people contains knowledge and resources that can be mobilized by all network members as needed. Perhaps it is this idea of ​​compressed governance that attracts new entrants the most, given the general distrust of those who decide and ultimately divert some power to its ends.

No one knows where this amazing experience of the human chain and this utopia of free and close connection in small groups will lead.

It is possible that hybrid formulas and human memories will be added to machines, unless they disappear.



Wikipedia RERS

Wikipedia Mafia

Michel Serre Institute The Human Internet

Le Monde Hyper is a very popular local action laboratory in Paris

A new world. Solaris network or how to organize yourself when the state leaves you

Mutual assistance

spiral net


Harari, YN (2018). 21 lessons for the 21st century. Random House.

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