Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

Steven Johnson


within the culture of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's center" (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening trip via emergence concept and its applications.

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Explaining why the complete is usually smarter than the sum of its components, Johnson offers striking examples of suggestions, self-organization, and adaptive studying. How does a full of life local evolve out of a disconnected crew of shopkeepers, bartenders, and actual property builders? How does a media occasion tackle a lifetime of its personal? How will new software program courses create an clever world-wide-web?

In the arriving years, the facility of self-organization -- coupled with the connective know-how of the net -- will bring in a revolution each piece as major because the creation of electrical energy. Provocative and fascinating, Emergence places you at the entrance strains of this intriguing upheaval in technology and proposal.

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