Like most algorithms, the Copiosis NBR algorithm is a process described in a series of mathematical steps. These steps are happening constantly during a given calculation interval. They are also happening at different levels of society: Individual, organization, neighborhood, village, town, city, metropolis, region, nation, international, global. It operates this way so cultural, regional and other differences between human communities can be captured in each calculation.
An living document, Net Benefit Calculation Algorithm Proposal V6.1 presents the Copiosis algorithm, explaining each variable and how it interacts with the others. If you’re wanting to understand how the NBR Algorithm works, you want to download this document.