The Global Superorganism

An Evolutionary-Cybernetic Model of the Emerging Network Society


The organismic view of society is updated by incorporating concepts from cybernetics, evolutionary theory, and complex adaptive systems. Global society can be seen as an autopoietic network of self-producing components, and therefore as a living system or “superorganism”.

Published in the Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems.

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The Global Superorganism

Francis Heylighen

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