The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it.
Quote by Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly Quotes
Each organism's environment, for the most part, consists of other organisms.
In a broad systems sense, an organism's environment is indistinguishable from the organism itself.
It's generally much easier to kill an organization than to change it substantially.
The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it...
An organization's intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous.
Everything that we are making, we are making more and more complex.
Technological advances could allow us to see more clearly into our own lives.
The way to build a complex system that works is to build it from very...
Much of outcomes research is a systematic attempt to exploit what is known and make...
Changing things from the top down works when things are stable.
Organizations get invested into a particular product. And sometimes the best thing is to stop...
Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far.
An organization's reason for being, like that of any organism, is to help the parts...
The organization and the environment are in concert.
The current understanding was that it was impossible to predict how something would evolve because...
We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a...
All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set...
Basins of attraction, of self organization, show up as well in our complex social environment,...