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From Wikipedia: In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, EMERGENCE is the way complex systemsmultiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels and of complex systems. and patterns arise out of a
The early draft of Emergence book by Steven Johnson, the American Popular Science author, had subtitle: “Emergence: What the New Science Can Teach Us About Our Minds, Our Communities, and Ourselves.” changing it later to “Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software.” The book was published in 2001, and so the Wikipedia project, a free web-based, collaborative online reference. Both are Ten-Year Old Babies this year!
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The data speaks for itself. Sources include World Bank via Gizmag, U.S. Census, Internet World Stats, Department of Energy, NASA via AOL News, IUCN Redlist, Swiss Reinsurance via Globe and Mail and USA Today, USGS, Box Office Mojo.
From JibJab blog: We’ve turned Obama and Biden into puppets to sing a duet of regret! After a year full of oil spills and WikiLeaks, join our Oval Officers in kicking off 2011 by kicking 2010 out the door!