"The process whereby the system makes the transition from the state of wholeness to the state of summativity." (I.V. BLAUBERG, V.N. SADOVSKY & E.G. YUDIN, 1977, p.55).
These authors state: "Interaction coefficients for each element of the system decrease and for t→∞ y tend to zero" (Ibid).
This implies that the system ceases to exist as such, being reduced to a number of unconnected elements (see the critique of the concept of summativity).
The term "mechanization" does not seem quite appropriate. Machines, even artificial ones, are made of more or less connected elements, which is how they become functional.
BERTALANFFY used the concept of mechanization, applied to systems, in a more satisfactory way.
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