Self-organization is an emergent phenomenon
Open questions in self-organization
From (Gershenson et al. 2020)
How can self-organization be programmed?
This question is fundamental. It is one thing to have systems that exhibit beautiful and surprising self-organization, but its a different thing to be able to steer it in the right direction and use it.
Can the macroscopic outcomes of self-organization be predicted?
What is the role of self-organization in the open problems of ALife?
What are the theoretical and practical limits of self-organization?
How can understanding of self-organization in ALife benefit other disciplines?
- Gershenson, Carlos, Vito Trianni, Justin Werfel, and Hiroki Sayama. September 2020. "Self-Organization and Artificial Life". Artificial Life 26 (3):391–408. DOI.