6. Complex Adaptive Systems

Updated: Oct 14


Complex Adaptive Systems Guide
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Complex adaptive systems are all around us from financial markets to ecosystems to the human immune system and even civilization itself. These systems consist of many agents that are acting and reacting to each other's behavior, out of this often chaotic set of interactions emerges global patterns of organization in a dynamic world of constant change and evolution where nothing is fixed. In this guide we by talking about adaptation itself, where we will be discussing cybernetics and looking at how systems regulate themselves to respond to change. We'll go on to talk about the dynamics of cooperation and competition with game theory. We looking at the process of evolution as a powerful and relentless force that shapes complex adaptive systems on the macro-level. Finally, the ideas of resilience is introduced here and contrasted with robustness.

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