EMERGENT GOALS IN LIFE AND HACKING

Alternate titles:

  • Systems-Thinking for Fun & Profit: The Wisdom of Dilbert, Ants, Propagators, and Taoism
  • Emergence Theory in Engineering & Lifestyle Design

TODO: Analogy: Good gardeners don’t focus on plants. They focus on soil.

TODO: interactive presentation! audience should each be an ignorant “ant” to make something emergent

TODO: “who’s responsible?”

TODO: “what are the micro-scale pressures/incentives?” — examples from economics

TODO: game-theory. who should microservices trust? how should they divy-up responsibility?

SCOTT ADAMS

FAILURE

EMERGENCE

THE LOCUS OF RESPONSIBILITY

ANTS

CELLULAR BIOLOGY

MICROSERVICES & PUBSUB

SMALLTALK VS PROLOG

PROPAGATORS

TAOISM & EFFORT

UN-DOING

TODO: Alan Watts inspiration!