The most useful way to spend our time
Being useful is about creating something worthwhile. Useful is practical and necessary. We aim to maximize the usefulness of local governments and public sector organizations by empowering them with innovative technologies and disruptive models for creating value for their citizens.
According to Elon Musk, the total improved usefulness of something is equal to the solutions usefulness to the average person, minus the next best similar item, multiplied by the amount of people who would find it useful.
Or in math terms: X = (U - C) * P
X = total usefulness (Utility Delta)
U = Usefulness to one person
C = Comparable item in usefulness & cost
P = Number of people this item would be used by/affect
Technology Scales Usefulness
New technologies provide access to entirely new capabilities, allowing us to reimagine the business models we use to create and capture value. Technology, and the resulting business models, are the most effective tools for maximizing usefulness through scale as fundamental characteristics of technology being free, perfect and instant minimizes duplication costs. Additionally, the costs of experimenting with and building new technologies has dropped dramatically over the last decade, lowering the barriers of exploring new innovative solutions to longtime challenges.
In short, technology provides a 'usefulness hack' by reducing the costs and risks of scaling any given digital solution(+P).