Innovation, Complex Systems and Computation: Technological Space and Speculations on the Future
Studies in Emergent Order, Vol. 7, 2014
This study puts forward a theoretical framework for understanding the critical role of technological innovation in modern economies. The authors also suggest certain mechanisms by which economic possibilities and, by extension, “life opportunities” can be expanded in ways not heretofore considered. Specifically, this essay shows how the theoretical framework of CAS (Complex Adaptive Systems) can be used to understand both how innovation occurs and how it can be accelerated.