Grid Networks for Computing Innovation ? Key Social Factors

Paul Haynes
The Knowledge Grid has social characteristics. In the real world, people live and work in a social grid obeying social and economic rules and laws. The Knowledge Grid is a virtual social grid, where people enjoy and provide services through versatile flow cycles like cycle flows, material flows, energy flows, information flows and knowledge flows. An artificial interconnection environment can only be effective when it works harmoniously with social grids. (Zhuge 2004: 6-7)