Category:Network Theory

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Material related to networks but also related fields such as complexity, cybernetic systems, etc ...


Key Quotes

"Noise, then, is not a menace to order, but a rich background of random associations that provide open potentialities for novelty. Rigid crystallization locks a system into one form in which change is not possible; it can only repeat itself ad infinitum, ad nauseam. The mother-daughter pair will clone themselves forever in an eternal steady state ... but the appearance of the deadly and dying male disrupts all that through the introduction of loss and noise. A chaotic system in which noise draws a system from one basin of attraction to another is, however, a more complex system in which evolution and novel emergent states become possible. In the case of the spirochete, we encounter the most basic distinction of dividing the one into two by halving."

- William Irwin Thompson [1]


Key Resources

Key Articles

* Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum, describes the difference between decentralization and distribution, distinguishing how it is applied logically, architecturally, and politically: https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/the-meaning-of-decentralization-a0c92b76a274

Key Books

Pages in category "Network Theory"

The following 187 pages are in this category, out of 187 total.