Let us assume that the term of "possession" can be applied to a DAO (in the sense that a DAO owns an object) and that it is possible to donate something to a DAO permanently.
Let us further assume that there is such a DAO that has no controlling entity and no restrictions on who can be a "member" of the DAO. Then it is reasonable to call this DAO "the society", or at least some sub-society of "the society".
While in the pre-Ethereum world it is only possible to donate something to a specific state, donations to society as a whole would be possible in Ethereum.
Let me give a less abstract example of such donations:
Imagine there is a Dapp that manages a set of DVDs that are stored at distributed locations. Everyone can "donate" their DVDs to this system, not by sending them anywhere but merely by registering them and stating the intent of donating the DVDs to the system. From this point on, the DAO owns the DVD and the original owner just stores it for the DAO. The persons taking part are able to search for and "rent" DVDs. If someone wants to rent a DVD, it is sent by the person currently storing the DVD (person A) to the person who wants to rent it (person
. Note that since the DVD is owned by the DAO and just stored by person A, B does not have to return it to A but will rather store the DVD for the DAO and send it to the next person who wants to rent it.
I know that the times of the DVD and sending movies by parcel are over and using Ethereum for this is probably overkill, but I still like the idea. How often did you watch your DVDs in your collection? How many people would like to watch one of the movies you have at home but are unable to find them online or in the video store? How would such a system evolve if we add personal recommendations?