Daily Archives: November 2, 2010

What is Autonomy? – Anticipatory Systems

Read (Download – at Viewer, change View) A system is autonomous if it uses its own information to modify itself and its environment to enhance its survival, responding to both environmental and internal stimuli to modify its basic functions to … Continue reading

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Self-organization, Individuation and Identity

Read Self-organisation is a process by which larger scale order is formed in a system through the promotion of fluctuations at a smaller scale via processes inherent in the system dynamics, modulated by  interactions between  the system and  its surroundings. … Continue reading

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Self-Organizing Systems – Frequently Asked Questions

Read The essence of self-organization is that system structure often appears without explicit pressure or involvement from outside the system. In other words, the constraints on form (i.e. organization) of interest to us are internal to the system, resulting from … Continue reading

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