posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 02:39 PM
reply to post by DrumsRfun
It was a while ago , but i read a fantastic book by Steven Johnson called Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software.
It examines all sorts of systems of organisation , from the natural world of ant colonies , river deltas , root networks of trees , neural networks of
the brain etc etc ...... through to the spontaneous organisation of cities (before planning authorities) and even the virtual world of the SIM`S and
other more modern examples of organisation `emerging` out of use and sheer necessity.
The remarkable thing is that they show a striking similarity to one another.
The systems that survive are those that simplify over time or that at least don`t exhibit run away complexity.
Perhaps we could allow some of these concepts influence how we govern/ organise our social systems ........ perhaps !
I hope i did the concept justice there ....