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Scale-Free Networks and Mirror Worlds

December 5th, 2002 · No Comments

Jon Udell’s post connects scale-free networks (networks that follow the power law distribution) and David Gelernter’s 1991 book “Mirror Worlds.” Writes Udell: “So, what is a Mirror World? A vast, detailed representation of a company or a city, or of parts of these structures, or even of the larger economic and political structures to which they belong. What’s it good for? To monitor and debug the things that are represented.”

One of the things I like about Udell is his ability to make connections between concepts and ideas, and come out with newer themes and thinking.

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