Monday, October 22, 2012
Predicting the Unpredictable (But Not In Time to Do Anything About It)
One of the most important aspects of science is to discover universal rules. It is therefor perhaps not surprising that an interdisciplinary study of complex processes discovered there is a universal rule for transitions to the critical state. It constitutes an "early warning system" that a complex adaptive system is getting ready to jump a catastrophe cusp (also known as the moment of emergence). Very exciting work in complexity science!