like a good read. The blurbs hype it as revolutionary, and it is
erudite Hindu can explain all of this to one. But since the
dominant metaphor these days is the web, explaining
of webs and networks makes sense as a pop communique.
tantra and karma. A lot of us have been using ecosystem
metaphors for some time, and that is a somewhat
better metaphor in that
takes up communities in a less flat metaphor: hubs (attractors)
not be organized as a set of connections, but in terms of
sign systems (say message types) they share, so this
becomes the self-organizing principle and one has to
how and in what ways sign systems and power laws
connected (it isn't hard).
Some questions: how does any member
unattached to a
network/community choose its community, and by what
does it signal such intentions?
is the nature of habit, how are habits acquired,
are we capable of transcending habit? Is the trancendence
habit the key to transcending the network itself?
is the maker. Desire is the destroyer. How do we
the masters of desire? Networks are a very flat
look at a complex adaptive system. Given an origin
how long does it take and at what frequency of
interaction for intelligence to emerge?
What events can
posited that will amplify this emergence or curb it?
events destroy intelligence (capable of manipulating
influencing events) and how are they detected?
can resort to pattern and link analysis, but they
wholely unintuitive. At the operational scales,
intuitive knowledge is vital for selecting
In the context of
linking, does anybody has read "Linked - the New Science of Networks"
I would be
interested - in the perspective of linking - to listen to your thoughts
about these concepts.