MODULARITY (Weak) 1)2)
The existence in subsystems of moderately constrained networks, which carry out some more specific activity.
A subsystem in a complex system is generally made of modules, whose interconnections allow for the global functionality of the subsystem.
An example is sight, an array of interconnected perceptions networks referred to form, size, distance, color and movement.
Modularity must not be overly constrained, in order to allow for adaptiveness within the constitutive networks.
Weak modularity could probably become a useful concept for the study of social systems as, for instance, organizations or even for the future construction of groups of artefacts endowed with distributed artificial intelligence.
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