I’ve been thinking about hyperhumanism a lot lately.
What is it?
At a high level, hyperhumanism (which is different from transhumanism) emphasizes the importance of human values, experiences, and relationships in the age of technology.
I was introduced to the concept of hyperhumanism a few days ago and so I set aside a little time to explore what it might mean relative to the MeasureMatch and the customers we serve.
The consulting services marketplace that my team and I are building (MeasureMatch) is made of software, but it’s designed to maximize value between and for humans, and, of course, the businesses they’re building, running, optimising, growing.
So, is our marketplace platform, our technology, playing a [small] role in the hyperhumanism movement?
I don’t know yet, but below are a few things we’re executing against to help us - and our customers and partners - realize the power and value of a hyperhumanist world.
Our consulting services marketplace platform will incorporate deep personalization and, of course, matching to cater to the unique needs of individual customers (we serve three different, but linked, groups of customers). Deep personalization can include recommendations that can enhance the user experience and foster a more human-centered approach to buying/selling professional services online.
It goes without saying, incorporating human interaction is rather important to enhance the overall experience. This means a fully automated or self-service marketplace without a human service layer may fail to create a sense of community, and limit the fostering of relationships and trust between marketplace buyers, sellers, partners and operators.
Providing clients with exceptionally relevant, high-fidelity information about the consultants and consultancies participating in our marketplace, their qualifications, and their services will help to increase transparency and trust and value exchange opportunities. This can include detailed profiles, reviews and ratings, examples of past work and more. By providing more information, clients can make exceptionally high-integrity decisions and feel more confident in their choices of services partners, and achieve near-perfect or perfect outcomes.
Supporting ethical practices and giving back to local communities are a couple of big-picture things we can do to be a socially responsible venture. This can include partnering with non-profits or providing opportunities for service providers to donate their time or services to charitable causes. Fostering a sense of purpose and meaning for and in the clients, service providers and software vendors we serve is incredibly important.
Providing multiple language options, catering to individuals with disabilities, and ensuring that the platform is accessible on various devices are a few core things that can maximise accessibility. By increasing accessibility, marketplace platforms like ours can broaden their reach and appeal to a wider range of customers.
Hyperhumanism emphasizes the importance of human values, experiences, and relationships in the age of technology.
What do you stand?
I am all in.
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