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WHY CITIES KEEP GROWING, CORPORATIONS AND PEOPLE ALWAYS DIE, AND LIFE GETS FASTER. This is in complete contrast to companies.

WHY CITIES KEEP GROWING, CORPORATIONS AND PEOPLE ALWAYS DIE, AND LIFE GETS FASTER

Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself. Emergence of scale-free characteristics in socio-ecological systems with bounded rationality : Scientific Reports. Although there have been attempts to model the rationality of players, they have mostly been concerned with proposing a rationality model that identifies the rationality as a constant for all players under a particular strategic decision making context.

Emergence of scale-free characteristics in socio-ecological systems with bounded rationality : Scientific Reports

For example, Wolpert17 proposed a model to derive the rationality of an abstract player by solving the Maxent (maximum entropy) Lagrangians that model the probability distribution of a human player as a Boltzmann distribution. However, as the cognitive hierarchical model21 and related empirical observations suggest, rationality of players in a population is typically distributed in a heterogeneous distribution instead of all players having the same level of rationality for a particular strategic decision making environment.

Uk.businessinsider. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh: Adopt Holacracy Or Leave. Ex Machina and AI. I saw Ex Machina this weekend.

Ex Machina and AI

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, mild spoiler alert – I will try to avoid any major reveals, but I will be discussing major aspects of the movie. First, it’s an excellent film. I highly recommend it. Maybe the System Isn't the Solution - Maybe It's the Problem. I read a lot.

Maybe the System Isn't the Solution - Maybe It's the Problem

It takes discipline; I set aside at least an hour every single day for reading. How Can the Study of Complexity Transform Our Understanding of the World? In 1894, the physicist and Nobel laureate Albert Michelson declared that science was almost finished; the human race was within a hair’s breadth of understanding everything: It seems probable that most of the grand underlying principles have now been firmly established and that further advances are to be sought chiefly in the rigorous application of these principles to all the phenomena which come under our notice.

How Can the Study of Complexity Transform Our Understanding of the World?

Bold and heady predictions like this often seem destined to topple, and, to be sure, the world of physics was soon shaken by the revolutions of relativity and quantum mechanics. But as the 20th century unfolded, it turned out to be the phenomena closest to our own human scale— biology, social science, economics, politics, among others—that have most notably eluded explanation by any grand principles. The deeper we dig into the workings of ourselves and our society, the more unexpected complexity we find. What is Complexity? Transforming Our Understanding. Five_labs_new_app_by_h_andrew_schwartz_lets_you_see_which_facebook_friends. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images.

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Social Media Analysis Reveals The Complexities Of Syrian Conflict. Social media has become a fundamental tool of social change all over the world.

Social Media Analysis Reveals The Complexities Of Syrian Conflict

Nowhere is this more evident than the middle east. Platforms such as Twitter and Youtube played a major role in the Arab Spring, the civil uprisings in 2010 that spread from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya to Yemen and beyond. But the event most heavily covered by social media is the civil war in Syria, which has now raged for almost three year. The conflict has been extensively recorded on videos which are regularly uploaded to YouTube and then tweeted around the world. All sides in the conflict seem to be engaged with numerous social media accounts. So an interesting question is to what extent does social media activity reflect the situation on the ground.

These guys studied over 600 Twitter and YouTube accounts that post or link to content related to the Syrian conflict. The results reveal 16 separate communities which together form four clearly aligned groups. Weaver.pdf - Weaver.pdf. Weaver-1947b.htm - WEAVER1947.pdf. Telecommunications data show civic dividing lines in major countries. Many residents of Britain, Italy, and Belgium imagine there to be a kind of north-south divide in their countries, marking a barrier between different social groups and regional characteristics.

Telecommunications data show civic dividing lines in major countries

Now a new study by MIT researchers reveals that such divides can be seen in the patterns of communication in those countries and others. Telecommunications data in Britain, for instance, show that only about 9.5 percent of communications cross a line about 100 miles north of London. The Mathematical Shape of Big Science Data. Simon DeDeo, a research fellow in applied mathematics and complex systems at the Santa Fe Institute, had a problem.

The Mathematical Shape of Big Science Data

In Big Science, Imagining Data Without Division. Seven years ago, when David Schimel was asked to design an ambitious data project called the National Ecological Observatory Network, it was little more than a National Science Foundation grant.

In Big Science, Imagining Data Without Division

There was no formal organization, no employees, no detailed science plan. Emboldened by advances in remote sensing, data storage and computing power, NEON sought answers to the biggest question in ecology: How do global climate change, land use and biodiversity influence natural and managed ecosystems and the biosphere as a whole? Innovation, economics, and messy, complex truths. Andy Kessler, whose take on things I generally like, recently wrote a piece for The Wall Street Journal called, “Robots, 3-D Printers and Other Looming Innovations.” In it he posed the question of whether the internet and other disruptive trends have destroyed more jobs than they’ve created. What Facebook Knows. Photographs by Leah Fasten If Facebook were a country, a conceit that founder Mark Zuckerberg has entertained in public, its 900 million members would make it the third largest in the world.

It would far outstrip any regime past or present in how intimately it records the lives of its citizens. Private conversations, family photos, and records of road trips, births, marriages, and deaths all stream into the company’s servers and lodge there. Facebook has collected the most extensive data set ever assembled on human social behavior. Some of your personal information is probably part of it. And yet, even as Facebook has embedded itself into modern life, it hasn’t actually done that much with what it knows about us. Defining universal patterns in the emergence of complex societies.

Jeremy Sabloff on Emergence of Complex Societies Project Highlights: October 2013 The rise of the state is a key marker in the evolution of human society. States typically emerged when one chiefdom (amid a competing set of chiefdoms) achieved a greater and more effective level of organization. Despite the presence of similar conditions, some states rose and flourished while some advanced chiefdoms never passed the threshold into statehood. Catastrophic-shock-pandemic2. WHY CITIES KEEPING GROWING, CORPORATIONS AND PEOPLE ALWAYS DIE, AND LIFE GETS FASTER. This is in complete contrast to companies.