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

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

Author: Steven Johnson

An individual ant, like an individual neuron, is just about as dumb as can be. Connect enough of them together properly, though, and you get spontaneous intelligence. Web pundit Steven Johnson explains what we know about this phenomenon with a rare lucidity in Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software. Starting with the weird behavior of the semi….Read More

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