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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060632
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 6 Issue 6, 2015.
Abstract: Recently it has been demonstrated that causal entropic forces can lead to the emergence of complex phenomena associated with human cognitive niche such as tool use and social cooperation. Here I show that even more fundamental traits associated with human cognition such as ‘self-awareness’ can easily be demonstrated to be arising out of merely a selection for ‘better regulators’; i.e. systems which respond comparatively better to threats to their existence which are internal to themselves. A simple model demonstrates how indeed the average self-awareness for a universe of systems continues to rise as less self-aware systems are eliminated. The model also demonstrates however that the maximum attainable self-awareness for any system is limited by the plasticity and energy availability for that typology of systems. I argue that this rise in self-awareness may be the reason why systems tend towards greater complexity.
Fouad Khan, “An Adaptive Learning Mechanism for Selection of Increasingly More Complex Systems” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 6(6), 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060632