Optimising for Emergence

“Emergence” is an ugly buzzword for a truly magnificent concept that is central to our vision for Loomio. Jeffrey Goldstein defines emergence as “the arising of novel and coherent structures, patterns and properties during the process of self-organization in complex systems”.

Emergent phenomena tend to arise when many individuals interact with their environment, without central control, in ways that are governed by simple rules.


Emergence in Nature
There are lots of striking examples of emergence in nature.
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