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theoretical aspects of (social) systems theory
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'Normal accidents' pose real problem in complex world - The News Journal

'Normal accidents' pose real problem in complex world - The News Journal | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
'Normal accidents' pose real problem in complex world
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The systems are not only more complex, but much bigger.
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Santiago dreaming

Santiago dreaming | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
When Pinochet's military overthrew the Chilean government 30 years ago, they discovered a revolutionary communication system, a 'socialist internet' connecting the whole country. Its creator? An eccentric scientist from Surrey.
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What is Systems Theory?

What is Systems Theory? (Overview of systems theory with environmental lens-will this further our understanding of defining problems?
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Teleported by electronic circuit: Physicists 'beam' information

Teleported by electronic circuit: Physicists 'beam' information | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Researchers cannot "beam" humans or objects through space yet, a feat sometimes alluded to in science fiction movies. They managed, however, to teleport information from A to B -- for the first time in an electronic circuit.
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There's a tide of unstructured data coming - start swimming - Register

There's a tide of unstructured data coming - start swimming - Register | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
There's a tide of unstructured data coming - start swimming Register While we focus on the relative merits of transactional versus analytical databases, the unstructured data that fails to fall within the general purview of either these systems is...
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Engineering Life - The Scientist

Engineering Life - The Scientist | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

The first decade or so of synthetic biology can be viewed as an artisanal exploration of subcellular material. Much as in the early days of other engineering disciplines, the field’s focus has been on identifying the building blocks that may be useful for constructing synthetic biological circuits—and determining the practical rules for connecting them into functional systems. This artisanal tinkering with cells is necessary for arriving at a rigorous understanding of subcellular construction material and for determining the extent to which it can be manipulated.


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Quantum boost for artificial intelligence

Quantum boost for artificial intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

Quantum computers of the future will have the potential to give artificial intelligence a major boost, a series of studies suggests.


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Schrodinger's 'Kitten'? Large-Scale Quantum Entanglement Achieved By Two ... - PlanetSave.com

Schrodinger's 'Kitten'? Large-Scale Quantum Entanglement Achieved By Two ... - PlanetSave.com | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Schrodinger's 'Kitten'? Large-Scale Quantum Entanglement Achieved By Two ...
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There is a decided lack of large-scale systems or objects (“cats” if you will) that exhibit this curious property observed in the quantum realm.
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System is … | What is this ? - Top definitions

System is … | What is this ? - Top definitions | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Fields that study the general properties of systems include systems science, systems theory, systems engineering, cybernetics, dynamical systems, thermodynamics, and complex systems. They investigate the abstract ...
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Physicists Debate Whether the World Is Made of Particles or Fields or Something Else Entirely: Scientific American

Physicists Debate Whether the World Is Made of Particles or Fields or Something Else Entirely: Scientific American | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Physicists speak of the world as being made of particles and force fields, but it is not at all clear what particles and force fields actually are in the quantum realm.
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The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s nighttime. Your senses scramble to help your brain figure out what to do. You listen for signs of threat or glance backward.

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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation www.businessinspiredbynature.com

I hope you enjoy this ‘long-blog’, as it covers important issues for today’s business paradigm shift and looks at the alignment of digitisation, organisational evolution and ecological thinking (and has useful links throughout for further information).

 

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.


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The Future of Moral Machines

The Future of Moral Machines | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Many think the idea of ethically sensitive machines is a kind of techno-utopian joke. But we are already moving in that direction.

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No. 2901: Cybernetics

No. 2901: Cybernetics | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Norbert Wiener and Cybernetics (An episode about Wiener and cybernetics that ran yesterday on KUHF's Engines of our Ingenuity

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Quantum teleportation: Transfer of flying quantum bits at the touch of a button - Space Daily

Quantum teleportation: Transfer of flying quantum bits at the touch of a button - Space Daily | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Quantum teleportation: Transfer of flying quantum bits at the touch of a button Space Daily As a theoretical physicist, van Loock advised the experimental physicists in the research team headed by Professor Akira Furusawa of the University of Tokyo...
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M.I.T. Scholar’s 1949 Essay on Machine Age Is Found

M.I.T. Scholar’s 1949 Essay on Machine Age Is Found | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
“The Machine Age,” an essay written for The New York Times by Norbert Wiener, a visionary mathematician, languished for six decades in the M.I.T. archives, and now excerpts are being published.

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I've got you under my skin - Independent Online

I've got you under my skin - Independent Online | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
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I've got you under my skin
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Kevin Warwick, professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading, has been experimenting on himself for more than a decade.
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Apps That Know What You Want, Before You Do

Apps That Know What You Want, Before You Do | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Technology companies are rushing into predictive search, developing apps like Google Now that process digital clues to anticipate what users want to know.
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Black Holes + Wormholes = Quantum Answers - OPB News

Black Holes + Wormholes = Quantum Answers - OPB News | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Black Holes + Wormholes = Quantum Answers OPB News But for all their efforts, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity — which describes the Universe at large scales — simply won't play nice with quantum physics — the all-encompassing vision of the...
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John Searle: Our shared condition -- consciousness

Philosopher John Searle lays out the case for studying human consciousness -- and systematically shoots down some of the common objections to taking it seriously. As we learn more about the brain processes that cause awareness, accepting that consciousness is a biological phenomenon is an important first step. And no, he says, consciousness is not a massive computer simulation.


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Luciano Lampi's curator insight, July 29, 2013 10:57 AM

"Consciousness is not a massive computer simulatio." A consciência não é uma simulação com emprego massiço de meios computação. Concordam? Do you Agree?

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Complex systems :an overview

Short overview to the area of Complex systems from http://www.fotonlabs.com

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Research suggests that birds may use quantum effects to navigate when ... - Mail & Guardian Online

Research suggests that birds may use quantum effects to navigate when ... - Mail & Guardian Online | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
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With Big Data, Context is a Big Issue | Wired.com

With Big Data, Context is a Big Issue | Wired.com | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

The Age of Context demands that contextual data be applied to everyday situations in useful ways. How do we make use of this data? Since we’ve gotten good at collecting data, now it’s all about putting it into context and making sense out of it – mining for the nuggets of insights that answer the “So What?” question. Data is meaningless and even cumbersome without context – the key holistic and interpretive lens through which data is filtered and turned into real information.

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Data is nothing (in a sense) without context: the where, when, how - and why - of choice and action is critical. 

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The Story of Energy: The Physics of an Atom – Part 1 - Scientific American (blog)

The Story of Energy: The Physics of an Atom – Part 1 - Scientific American (blog) | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The Story of Energy: The Physics of an Atom – Part 1 Scientific American (blog) There was the idea of the atom as a particle in ancient Greece (but I think most of you reading this know that), and, between the 18th and 19th century, there was also...
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Morals and the machine

Morals and the machine | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
IN THE classic science-fiction film “2001”, the ship's computer, HAL, faces a dilemma. His instructions require him both to fulfil the ship's mission...
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