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Flock Theory: A New Model of Emergent Self-Organization in Human Interaction
Unformatted Document Text:  Flock Theory 24 reduced to the individual. As a result the theories and methods developed in social science research are designed to reduce the social nature of human interaction to non-social measures. The study of communication offers the potential to gain a crucial understanding of the interaction in emergent systems. Thus, theories must be developed that capture the elegance of human communication, the elements that separate humans from most other animals, elements of emergence. It is these emergent elements that allow humans to evolve in a cooperative and non- reducible manner, a manner that allows for the continuous birthing of novelty and creativity. Flock Theory combines the macro views of emergence theory with the cooperative nature of human interaction. At the core of this interaction is communication, as communication is the way we traverse reality and maintain a collective consciousness. Yet, it is odd that most of the theories to date treat the individuals as micro elements of a greater whole without stepping back to see the forest for the trees - for it is a beautiful forest. And much as a forest ecosystem is completely interconnected, as any slight change in any way will effect the entire ecosystem, such is human interaction because our interaction is just as tightly interconnected. Acknowledging this interaction we may be able to understand the human ecosystem and the beauty of its web.

Authors: Rosen, Devan.
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reduced to the individual. As a result the theories and methods developed in social science
research are designed to reduce the social nature of human interaction to non-social measures.
The study of communication offers the potential to gain a crucial understanding of the
interaction in emergent systems. Thus, theories must be developed that capture the elegance of
human communication, the elements that separate humans from most other animals, elements of
emergence. It is these emergent elements that allow humans to evolve in a cooperative and non-
reducible manner, a manner that allows for the continuous birthing of novelty and creativity.
Flock Theory combines the macro views of emergence theory with the cooperative nature of
human interaction. At the core of this interaction is communication, as communication is the
way we traverse reality and maintain a collective consciousness. Yet, it is odd that most of the
theories to date treat the individuals as micro elements of a greater whole without stepping back
to see the forest for the trees - for it is a beautiful forest. And much as a forest ecosystem is
completely interconnected, as any slight change in any way will effect the entire ecosystem, such
is human interaction because our interaction is just as tightly interconnected. Acknowledging
this interaction we may be able to understand the human ecosystem and the beauty of its web.


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