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The Complexity of Human Civilization

There is evidence that a transition in the structure of human organizations is occurring with intriguing consequences. Historical and contemporary evidence suggests that human organizations are undergoing a transition away from hierarchical control. From a complex systems perspective, a hierarchical … Continue reading

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Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilization, a Complexity Profile

It is generally recognized that life is becoming more complex. This article analyzes the human social environment using the “complexity profile,” a mathematical tool for characterizing the collective behavior of a system. The analysis is used to justify the qualitative … Continue reading

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