1. Identity is the primary driver of the sensemaking layer of the internet. TOTEM OS provides self-sovereign identity and incentivizes groups and networks of mutually sovereign agents to form meta-identities that allow users to take control of their roles within context.

  2. People's need to unpack complexity needs to be addressed through processes that demonstrate the effectiveness of goal achievement.

  3. TOTEM OS offers accessible tools offering agency and affordances that enable the pooling of resources.

  4. Game theory dynamics can be designed to drive negotiations among peers. Participants being affected by a game's dynamics need to be able to influence the design as well as enjoy the benefits. Everyone should be able to access both social graph and knowledge graph when relevant for how the graph influences status or state within a given system.

  5. Information flows