Data-driven society optimization will not work because the world is changing too fast, is nor predictable or simple, and (in the language of computer science) we don't even know the right goal function...
Information, algorithm and automaton as basic categories of informational worldview derived from computers science and applied to living organisms, the human mind and social structures.
When an individual’s consciousness is based on a part human part technological nervous system/brain, in particular when they exhibit enhanced consciousness, will they hold to the values of Homo technologicus and regard Homo sapiens in a Nietschian way, i.e., how humans presently regard cows or chimpanzees?
Eiko Ikegami, Piet Hut
Changing the society by temporary decoupling from "real" hierarchical ties in preindustrial Japan poetry meetings and in contemporary virtual Second Life communities.