From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 16:30:27 MDT

FAQ For the Symbiotic Intelligence Project

Basic questions about self-organizing, distributed systems:
What are some examples of distributed self-organizing systems?
Why not call them complex adaptive systems?
What are some of the common properties and features of these systems?
What is a concrete example of a distributed self-organizing physical system?
What are the important concepts in physical self-organizing systems?
Comparison to other studies and areas of research:
How does this work compare to Artificial Intelligence?
How does this differ from the Artificial Life studies?
How does this differ from the Global Brain discussion group?

Questions on Social Evolution:
What is Social Evolution?
What are the characteristics of social evolution?
What proof is there that social evolution exists?
How does social evolution differ from biological evolution?

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