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

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We have only recently begun to recognize it, yet it exists at every level of our lived experience. It is fast becoming clear that our lives revolve around the powers of emergence. An ant colony behaves with an intelligence no particular ant possesses; a brain is conscious although no particular brain cell is; a city develops districts and neighbourhoods no planner could impose. In each case, complex problems are solved by a profusion of relatively simple elements. Order arrives from the bottom up, not top down. Such systems ...

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Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
2002, Scribner Book Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780684868769

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Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software
2002, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140287752

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Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software
2001, Scribner Book Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780684868752

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Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software
2001, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780713994001

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