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2.1 complexity

Many notions of complexity (S. Lloyd compliled 45 definitions thereof).

What about potential complexity? I.e., the latent possibility of a system to exhibit complex behavior as it evolves.

The first instance after the big bang, the universe was an immensly simple and ordered system. An energy content and four fundamental laws set in a quantum mechanical environment.

Would it be possible to detect that this system has a huge potential to produce complex structures?

Quantum fluctuations,large scale cosmological structures, supernovae, organic matter, life, dna, sentience, nations, economies,...

2.2 technology

most people don't appreciate technology...

taken for granted: cpu's, moors law, storage, cheaper and faster, towards quantum computing, dvd's, lasers, microwaves, cell phones and global coverage, gps, internet...

however, the knowledge and technology for a species to transport a lump of metal to an orbit around the world is astounding.

2.3 collective intelligence

der mensch besitzt intellektuelle faehigkeiten (erinnerung, erfahrung, denken, abstrahieren, vorwegnehmen, moeglichkeiten durchspielen, gedankenexperiment, sich-in-andere/situationen-hineinversetzen) aber auch eine irrationale seite (meinungen, ueberzeugungen, gefuehle, kulturel religioese praegungen). vielleicht ist es diese welche das ausleben kollektiver intelligenz verhindert...

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3.1 easter island

neue theorie: 400 jh späer besiedetlt als vermutet. bäume gefällt um sachen anzupflanzen. stabile zivilisation bis die europäer kamen...

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4.1 Scaling Laws

http://www.nslij-genetics.org/wli/zipf/ http://www.cs.unc.edu/~vivek/home/stenopedia/zipf/ http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/idl/papers/ranking/ranking.html http://www.cut-the-knot.org/do_you_know/zipfLaw.shtml http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18524904.300 http://aps.arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0412004/ http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0502014/ http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0506213/ http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060213fa_fact http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/cond-mat/9801293 http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/fortune.pdf

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