Re: law of requisite variety (RE: Coercive Transhuman Memes...)

From: Durant Schoon (
Date: Tue Jun 12 2001 - 15:03:42 MDT

> From: "Ben Houston" <>
> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 22:18:15 -0400
> The Law of Requisite Variety
> As a possibly useful side-note I would point you to "the law of
> requisite variety" of the cybernetician Ross Ashby. This law concerns
> the relationship between to interacting systems. It states that for
> system A to regulate (i.e. control) another system B, system A must have
> at least the variety of system B. In other words the more adaptive
> controls the less adaptive...
> References:

I'll have to check these out later, but it may mean that even a Power (I
have to look up this exact term) is susceptible to a Double or Triple

Durant Schoon

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