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Brockman I 68
Emergence/Anderson, Philip W./Wilczek: Anderson thesis: that “[t]he behavior of large and complex aggregates of elementary particles, it turns out, is not to be understood in terms of a simple extrapolation of the properties of a few particles.”(1) Each new level of size and complexity supports new forms of organization, whose patterns encode information in new ways and whose behavior is best described using new concepts.


1. Anderson, PW “More is Different”, in: Science 177, no. 4047 (August4, 1972): 393-96.
Wilczek, F. “The Unity of Intelligence”, in: Brockman, John (ed.) 2019. Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI. New York: Penguin Press.


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The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Ander I
Chris Anderson
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More New York 2006

Brockman I
John Brockman
Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI New York 2019


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