The Emergence of Groups and Inequality through Co-Adaptation

The title of this post denotes a newly published open access paper. Especially of note is section 2 The Stigmergy Game. Good to see more and more applications of stigmergy to the human-human dimension. I’d be interested to hear from my economist chums on their take on this paper since I have mentioned economics as a star example of a stigmergic system here — Stigmergy 3.0: From ants to economies and here Stigmergic epistemology, stigmergic cognition. Speaking of which, here is another plug for our recently published special issue on Human-Human stigmergy that features the open access Stigmergic coordination in FLOSS development teams: Integrating explicit and implicit mechanisms and as such has become the most downloaded article from Cognitive Systems Research in the last 90 days.

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