thanks @pikaland for the link
thanks @pikaland for this link
Emergent systems are ones in which many different elements interact. The pattern of interaction then produces a new element that is greater than the sum of the parts, which then exercises a top-down influence on the constituent elements.
Call it ‘design literacy,’ that is, the capacity to engage in higher-order thinking, critical thinking, and real-world problem solving. Whereas ‘tools literacy’ is foundational, ‘design literacy’ is transformational.
21st Century Learning!
During the age of mass (mass marketing, mass manufacturing, mass schooling, mass movements) the key was normal. Normal was important because you needed (were required) to fit into your slot. Manufacturers insisted because profits depended on it.
Normal diets made it easier for mass food manufacturers to generate a profit. Normal driving habits made it easier for mass car manufacturers to reach their production minimums. Normal behavior made you easier to control.
But what happens when mass disappears? When we can connect everyone, customize and optimize–then what happens to normal?
Normal is so ingrained in what we do every day that it’s difficult to notice that your tendency toward the normal is now obsolete