Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

“Chance favors the connected mind.”

In 2001, Steven Johnson’s EMERGENCE: THE CONNECTED LIVES OF ANTS, BRAINS, CITIES AND SOFTWARE introduced a wider audience to emergence, the phenomena “whereby”, as Wikipedia describes it “larger entities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities such that the larger entities exhibit properties the smaller/simpler entities do not exhibit.” Hot stuff!