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*CANCELED* Emergent Engineering Week
June 30, 2020 - July 5, 2020
Humans still struggle to engineer complex systems. Our position is that the engineering premise is fatally flawed when it comes to complexity and that we need a new paradigm. This week explores the ideas needed to inform this paradigm shift. Existing biological interventions offer some clues regarding necessary elements for such a framework. Like neuroprosthetics and vaccines, emergent engineering anticipates and exploits adaptation inherent in complex systems. This approach stands in contrast to traditional engineering which typically ignores noise and adaptation and seeks to minimize these elements.
For further reading on this topic, check out
Worlds Hidden in Plain Sight: The Evolving Ideas of Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute