publication . Article . 2010

Conservation of Information: Reverse engineering dark social systems

Lawless, W. F.; Rifkin, Stan; Sofge, Donald; Hobbs, Stephen H.; Angjellari-Dajci, F.; Chaudron, Laurent; Wood, Joseph;
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  • Published: 02 Nov 2010
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
A broad appeal for a new theory of interdependence, 'iota', has been requested for the science of complexity in a special issue of Science, for social network analysis by the National Academy of Sciences, for effects-based operations by the US military, and for modernizing the fields of law and economics. We have proposed a new theory of 'iota' for organizations and systems that already appears to exhibit some validity. It is expressed in a physics of 'iota' (e.g., bistability) that includes Fourier pairs for social uncertainty and Lotka-Volterra-like equations for population effects in social systems. Unlike traditional social science, it assumes that despite t...
free text keywords: Fourier pairs, uncertainty, orthogonal information, reverse engineering social systems, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Organizational and mathematical theory for humans, machines, and robots, Acoustics, Dynamics, and Controls
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