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Understanding Complex Systems
Generally, phenomena of spontaneous pattern formation are random and repetitive, whereas elaborate devices are the deterministic product of human design. Yet, biological organisms and collective insect constructions are exceptional examples of complex systems that are both architectured and self-organized. Can we understand their precise self-formation capabilities and integrate them with technological planning? Can physical systems be endowed with information, or informational systems bedoi:10.1007/978-3-642-33902-8_1 fatcat:z37vhhqfnnahrhfs4m73l7q7gu