SMF - Just Installed!
Started by droqen, February 18, 2023, 10:55:11 AM
Quote. . . a system must consist of three kinds of things: elements, interconnections, and a function or purpose.A football team['s purpose may be] to win games, or have fun, or get exercise, or make millions of dollars, or all of the above. . . .System purposes need not be human purposes and are not necessarily those intended by any single actor within the system. . . . the purposes of subunits may add up to an overall behavior that no one wants.
Quotemultiple agents dynamically interacting in multiple ways, following local rules and oblivious to any higher-level instructions . . . [resulting] in some kind of discernible macrobehaviour