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Control of Complex Networks requires both Structure and Dynamics

The study of network structure has uncovered signatures of the organization of complex systems. However, there is also a need to understand how to control them; for example, identifying strategies to revert a diseased cell to a healthy state, or … Continue reading

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Controllability of Complex Networks

The ultimate proof of our understanding of natural or technological systems is reflected in our ability to control them. Although control theory offers mathematical tools for steering engineered and natural systems towards a desired state, a framework to control complex … Continue reading

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Democratic Unfreedom – Social Technique and the Manufacture of Control

A comfortable, smooth, reasonable, democratic unfreedom prevails in advanced industrial civilization, a token of technical progress. – Herbert Marcuse A particular example of corporatism and social control can be found within global food systems, the ways they are monopolized and … Continue reading

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Concentrated Corporate Control Is Evidence of Oligarchy

I’ve read the paper, The Network of Global Corporate Control, and I think it is convincing evidence of the unnatural accumulation of corporate power and control in the hands of a few, the very definition of Oligarchy. The authors conclude … Continue reading

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The network of global corporate control

The structure of the control network of transnational corporations affects global market competition and financial stability. So far, only small national samples were studied and there was no appropriate methodology to assess control globally. We present the first investigation of … Continue reading

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Complexity and Information Overload in Society – Why increasing efficiency leads to decreasing control

Read It is argued that social and technological evolution is characterized by ephemeralization, an accelerating increase in the  efficiency of all material, energetic and informational processes. This leads  to the practical disappearance of the constraints of space, time, matter and … Continue reading

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