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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Question for this week, and maybe for a long time

Can loopy, self-referential structures arise in the interactions of economic agents, just as they arise in the interactions of agents (or symbols) inside one's mind? Could a requisite level of complexity be identified where such an economic system can be said to possess a "self?"

11:31 3/9/08 additional thought: If the advent of language is the key event that put humanity over the complexity threshold that enables selves to emerge, could we look for the emergence of "meta-languages" in socio/economico/cultural entities?

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