Terry Donaghe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Here are Virginia Postrel's suggestions for forming rules for Dynamic
> Societies. These are from her book, "The Future and It's Enemies."
> BTW, it's an excellent book, and one that I think all Extropians could
> profit from.
Interesting. Compare this to Kevin Kelly's "Nine Laws of God" for creating complex systems (in _Out of Control_, http://www.well.com/user/kk/OutOfControl/ch24-a.html)
Distribute being Control from the bottom up Cultivate increasing returns Grow by chunking Maximize the fringes Honor your errors Pursue no optima; have multiple goals Seek persistent disequilibrium Change changes itself. Postrel's 1 seems to correspond to Control from the bottom up, Postrel's 2 seems to correspond to Grow by chunking. Postrel's 3 seems to correspond to Cultivate increasing returnsPostrel's 4 seems to correspond to Maximize the fringes Postrel's 5 seems to correspond to Distribute being and a bit of chunking
Just a rough comparision, I don't have the time to be more careful.
> She suggests that Dynamist Rules:
> 1. Allow individuals (including groups of individuals) to act on their
> own knowledge.
> 2. Apply to simple, generic units and allow them to combine in many
> different ways.
> 3. Permit credible, understandable, enduring, and enforceable
> 4. Protect criticism, competition, and feedback.
> 5. Establish a framework within which people can create nested,
> competing frameworks of more specific rules.
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