Such (self-organizing) systems have several advantages over more traditional systems: robustness, flexibility, capability to function autonomously while demanding a minimum of supervision, and the spontaneous development of complex adaptations without need for detailed planning. Disadvantages are limited predictability and difficulty of control. […] Perhaps the most challenging application would be to design a complex socio-economic system that relies on self-organization rather than centralized planning and control.

Francis Heylighen

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  1. Arshinder Kaur

    This thought is a representative reminiscence of Lord Krishna playing his flute while sitting on the the tree, surrounded by his cow herd, a pond, a herd of deers and his friends in the back drop of subtly drooping hill slopes. The embedded carvings of Lord Krishna in his community in the soft red sand stone in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India are a living example of the self organizing systems that represent community, ecology and robust-flexible landscapes rather much dynamic ones. On observation, one understands that in the contemporary situation, indeed – it is becoming challenging to have self-organizing systems, nevertheless, it is an urgent need of the time to re-evolve and re-learn.

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