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Spooky physics phenomenon may link universe's wormholes - NBCNews.com

Spooky physics phenomenon may link universe's wormholes - NBCNews.com | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Spooky physics phenomenon may link universe's wormholes NBCNews.com An idea in this theory is that if one imagines certain quantum mechanical systems exist in only three dimensions, their behavior can be explained by objects behaving in the four...
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How William Shockley's Robot Dream Helped Launch Silicon Valley - IEEE Spectrum

How William Shockley's Robot Dream Helped Launch Silicon Valley - IEEE Spectrum | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
How William Shockley's Robot Dream Helped Launch Silicon Valley IEEE Spectrum Doriot and Shockley's discussion turned to automation, a subject then gripping the MIT community following the publication of Norbert Wiener's influential 1948 book,...
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A new digital ecology is evolving, and humans are being left behind I #algorithms

A new digital ecology is evolving, and humans are being left behind I #algorithms | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Incomprehensible computer behaviors have evolved out of high-frequency stock trading, and humans aren't sure why. Eventually, it could start affecting high-tech warfare, too.

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luiy's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:36 AM

Consequently, computer scientists are taking an ecological perspective by looking at the new environment in terms of a competitive population of adaptive trading agents.

“Even though each trading algorithm/robot is out to gain a profit at the expense of any other, and hence act as a predator, any algorithm which is trading has a market impact and hence can become noticeable to other algorithms,” said Neil Johnson, a professor of physics at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami (UM) and lead author of the new study. “So although they are all predators, some can then become the prey of other algorithms depending on the conditions. Just like animal predators can also fall prey to each other.”

 

When there’s a normal combination of prey and predators, he says, everything is in balance. But once predators are introduced that are too fast, they create extreme events.

"What we see with the new ultrafast computer algorithms is predatory trading,” he says. “In this case, the predator acts before the prey even knows it's there."

 

Johnson describes this new ecology as one consisting of mobs of ultrafast bots that frequently overwhelm the system. When events last less than a second, the financial world transitions to a new one inhabited by packs of aggressively trading algorithms.

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The internet of everything--annihilating time and space

The internet of everything--annihilating time and space | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

In the future of the internet of things, Wi-Fi is going to be everywhere, and the internet will connect you to every person and thing on the planet via transportation, teleportation and telepresence. A trillion wormholes will let you reach out from anywhere on earth and hug your loved ones, or try on a new pair of shoes, or unlock your bike.

 

In the future beyond the internet of things, all your senses will be wired directly into the internet’s wormholes, and you’ll be completely indifferent to the location of your physical body. When you look around you, you won’t be looking into a nearby region of space. You’ll be surfing an internet that annihilates all time and space – the internet of everything.


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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:46 AM

"Did you know you have two wireless modems in your head? Your eyes constantly receive radio signals in the visible spectrum, and your sense of vision connects your brain to nearby physical things, like a de facto Local Area Network. But your sensory LAN connection only extends as far as your line of sight. It’s nothing compared to a Wi-Fi internet connection.

In the future of the internet of things, Wi-Fi is going to be everywhere, and the internet will connect you to every person and thing on the planet via transportation, teleportation and telepresence. A trillion wormholes will let you reach out from anywhere on earth and hug your loved ones, or try on a new pair of shoes, or unlock your bike.

In the future beyond the internet of things, all your senses will be wired directly into the internet’s wormholes, and you’ll be completely indifferent to the location of your physical body. When you look around you, you won’t be looking into a nearby region of space. You’ll be surfing an internet that annihilates all time and space – the internet of everything."

Saranne Davies's curator insight, December 3, 2013 4:09 AM

An interesting thought.

Nacho Vega's curator insight, December 3, 2013 4:29 PM

Interesting #concept...

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Complexity Theory Basic Concepts

A summary of key complexity theory concepts. (Complexity theory background http://t.co/lsYiQGJZv1)

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3 Ways Wearable Technology Could Revolutionize Human Health Over the Next ... - DailyFinance

3 Ways Wearable Technology Could Revolutionize Human Health Over the Next ... - DailyFinance | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
3 Ways Wearable Technology Could Revolutionize Human Health Over the Next ...

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Child prodigy Norbert Weiner was 'father of cybernetics'

Child prodigy Norbert Weiner was 'father of cybernetics' | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
On Nov. 26, 1894, Norbert Weiner was born in Columbia, Mo. His work in mathematics led him to see the world systematicly.
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The Higgs boson does a new trick (probably)

The Higgs boson does a new trick (probably) | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Jon Butterworth: Today the ATLAS experiment at CERN announced the strongest evidence so far that the Higgs gives mass to leptons
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Networked for complexity

Networked for complexity | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

In the 21st century, then, the industrial era has given way to the social era, and it is time to rethink both how we work and how we organise ourselves to do so. 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:39 PM

Terrific blog post by Richard Martin. You should follow Richard on Scoop.it [url=/u/2565370 x-already-notified=1]Richard Martin[/url] and on Twitter here

Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:01 AM

I picked out this abstract which resonated with me..." a company is like ‘a social network of productive relationships in which stakeholders are deployed where they are of greatest use. It is designed as a flow of input that can come from anywhere in the network. The work is asynchronous in time and place, and people contribute whatever expertise they have, irrespective of rank or experience." 


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Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

It is time to create new social science departments that reflect the breadth and complexity of the problems we face as well as the novelty of 21st-century science.


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Intel's Recovery Realization

Intel's Recovery Realization | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Intel executives made a startling admission: that the company’s fixation on personal computers blinded it to the reality that transistors are getting more dense and computing intelligence is traveling to ever-smaller things.
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Big Data needs Big Theory

Big Data needs Big Theory | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
In this guest cross-post, Geoffrey West, former President of the Santa Fe Institute, argues that just as the industrial age produced the laws of thermodynamics, we need universal laws of complexity...

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Jacek Bugajski's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:26 AM

Big Data needs Big Theory

Ricardo Pimenta's curator insight, December 4, 2013 8:32 AM

Big theory is needed to Big Data issues...

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Complexity Theory Basic Concepts | Management o...

Complexity Theory Basic Concepts | Management o... | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A summary of key complexity theory concepts.
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Do We Need to Redefine the Human Subject? - h+ Magazine

Do We Need to Redefine the Human Subject? - h+ Magazine | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
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Organising Information Connections for Mobile Healthcare | European Journal of ePractice

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Managing Complexity: The Battle Between Emergence And Entropy

Managing Complexity: The Battle Between Emergence And Entropy | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
By Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School Term Chair Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. The business news continues to be full of stories of large companies getting into trouble in part because of their complexity.
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Managing complexity

Managing complexity | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
managing complexity to see a better world

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:03 AM

Very nice and short overview about complexity management

David Hain's curator insight, August 26, 2013 5:05 AM

Everyone should know about complex systems!

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Complex Systems Science as a New Transdisciplinary Science, by Paul Bourgine

The new science of complex systems will be at the heart of the future of the Worldwide Knowledge Society. It is providing radical new ways of understanding the physical, biological, ecological, and techno-social universe. Complex Systems are open, value-laden, multi-level, multi-component, reconfigurable systems of systems, situated in turbulent, unstable, and changing environments. They evolve, adapt and transform through internal and external dynamic interactions. They are the source of very difficult scientific challenges for observing, understanding, reconstructing and predicting their multi-scale dynamics. The challenges posed by the multi-scale modelling of both natural and artificial adaptive complex systems can only be met with radically new collective strategies for research and teaching (...)


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june holley's curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:39 AM

The study of complex systems adds a lot of depth to understanding networks.

Complexity Institute's curator insight, December 6, 2013 3:56 AM

Are we ready to recognize a Science as a "Transdisciplinary Science?
Complex systems science is not a science in itself, but it may be considered as a 'Science of Sciences'.
I think this is the most challenging issue to face for a Worldwide Knowledge Society, as Paul Bourgine states.
What are your opinions about this?

Edgar Francisco Pelayo Valencia's curator insight, December 20, 2013 5:26 PM

Future is here!!!

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Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond

Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
This month, Forrester released its list of top technology trends for the three year time horizon.
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#Nanotechnology improves cardiovascular implant attachment

#Nanotechnology improves cardiovascular implant attachment | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Jeong-Yeol Yoon, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Dr.

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IEEE Computer Society’s Top 10 Tech Trends in 2014

IEEE Computer Society’s Top 10 Tech Trends in 2014 | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
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#Biohackers And DIY #Cyborgs Clone Silicon Valley Innovation

#Biohackers And DIY #Cyborgs Clone Silicon Valley Innovation | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

A new breed of hobbyists, scientists, and entrepreneurs are working on echolocation implants, brain-controlled software programs, and even cybernetic rats. Their experiments will change the future of tech.


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Arjen ten Have's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:37 AM

I am not easily scared but the combination of biocomputation and genomics in the hands of laymen? A lot of good will come from it but it also possible that simply due to ignorance, monsters will be created. Or am I just another scientist getting old and wary?

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A Region on the Verge of Discovery - The New York Academy of Sciences

A Region on the Verge of Discovery - The New York Academy of Sciences | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A Region on the Verge of Discovery The New York Academy of Sciences "The design and implementation of bionic organs and devices that enhance human capabilities, known as cybernetics, has been an area of increasing scientific interest," the...
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Barabási : The Hidden #Pattern Behind Everything We Do I #datascience #SNA


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ukituki's curator insight, November 24, 2013 8:35 AM

Barabasi argues that, rather than being random,
humans actually act in predictable patterns. We go along for long
periods of quiet routine followed suddenly by loud bursts of activity.
Barabasi demonstrates that these breaks in routine, or "bursts," are
present in all aspects of our existence— in the way we write emails,
spend our money, manage our health, form ideas. Barabasi has even
found "burstiness" in our webpage clicking activity and the online
news cycle."

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Complex Adaptive Systems Theory | Homo Agilis (...

Complex Adaptive Systems Theory | Homo Agilis (... | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
An overview of complexity theory and how it applies to organizations. (Complex Adaptive Systems Theory | @scoopit http://t.co/nakDLvzQeU)
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