Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
Simon and Schuster, 10 set 2002 - 288 pagine
In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's heart" (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening journey through emergence theory and its applications.
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Explaining why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of its parts, Johnson presents surprising examples of feedback, self-organization, and adaptive learning. How does a lively neighborhood evolve out of a disconnected group of shopkeepers, bartenders, and real estate developers? How does a media event take on a life of its own? How will new software programs create an intelligent World Wide Web?
In the coming years, the power of self-organization -- coupled with the connective technology of the Internet -- will usher in a revolution every bit as significant as the introduction of electricity. Provocative and engaging, Emergence puts you on the front lines of this exciting upheaval in science and thought.
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Review: Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and SoftwareRecensione dell'utente - William Anderson - Goodreads
Emergence is a tour through a few systems that focuses on ants and cities mostly through the lens of software. Speaking of writing programs whose intelligence is metaphorically represented as ... Leggi recensione completa
Review: Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and SoftwareRecensione dell'utente - John - Goodreads
Even though I read this 10 years ago I still marvel about that ant colony at Stanford and the parallels between their civilization and ours. But beyond that I still think of cities and cultures as ... Leggi recensione completa