Checking mutation
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Checking the ability to mutate

Plans change in complex adaptive systems (CAS) due to the action of genetic operations such as mutation, splitting and recombination.  The nature of the operations is described. 
Mutation
provides for the addition of new facilities into a
This page introduces the complex adaptive system (CAS) theory frame.  The theory is positioned relative to the natural sciences.  It catalogs the laws and strategies which underpin the operation of systems that are based on the interaction of emergent agents. 
John Holland's framework for representing complexity is outlined.  Links to other key aspects of CAS theory discussed at the site are presented. 
CAS system
.  As such any
This page discusses the mechanisms and effects of emergence underpinning any complex adaptive system (CAS).  Key research is reviewed. 
emergent
system must include the facility for effective mutation. 

The adaptive web framework (AWF) provision of
This page describes the Smiley infrastructure that supports the associative binding of schematic strings to codelets defined in the Meta file and Slipnet. 
The infrastructure supporting the associations is introduced. 
The role of Jeff Hawkins neocortical attributes is discussed. 
Relevant Slipnet configurations are included. 
The codelets and supporting functions are included. 
associative labels
is intended to allow
Rather than oppose the direct thrust of some environmental flow agents can improve their effectiveness with indirect responses.  This page explains how agents are architected to do this and discusses some examples of how it can be done. 
indirect
,
Plans emerge in complex adaptive systems (CAS) to provide the instructions that agents use to perform actions.  The component architecture and structure of the plans is reviewed. 
schematic
, probing of the proximate environment. 

A
This page describes a schematic system about abstracted 'animal' and 'plant' cells competing in a small world. 
The schematic cell was designed to focus in on the nature of mutation and the adjacent possible. 
THE IMPLEMENTATION IS INCOMPLETE AND ONGOING. 
The codelets and infrastructure are included. 
schematic cell program
architected as a set of
This page discusses the mechanisms and effects of emergence underpinning any complex adaptive system (CAS).  Key research is reviewed. 
emergent
CAS
Plans are interpreted and implemented by agents.  This page discusses the properties of agents in a complex adaptive system (CAS). 
It then presents examples of agents in different CAS.  The examples include a computer program where modeling and actions are performed by software agents.  These software agents are aggregates. 
The participation of agents in flows is introduced and some implications of this are outlined. 
agents
, directly tests the effect of mutation on the forces focused by structural Workspace strings. 

Mutations should enable the association of different codelet aggregates with different deployed Workspace structures. 

This activity seeks detail on:
  • What codelet forces must be available? Proximate attraction for sequences of keywords with required token associations.  Metabolic cleavage - as transfer to liposome headed area.  Ability to bind and move structures. 
  • Mutational leverage of sharing of schematic plans/actions as way to ensure strategic alignment.  Availability of same metabolic schemata in p cells and s cells. 
  • Can the indirection ensure that mutational changes, result in similar mechanisms with altered, but legitimate focus of forces. 

Strategies:
To benefit from shifts in the environment agents must be flexible.  Being sensitive to environmental signals agents who adjust strategic priorities can constrain their competitors. 
Flexibility
, Recycling,
Rather than oppose the direct thrust of some environmental flow agents can improve their effectiveness with indirect responses.  This page explains how agents are architected to do this and discusses some examples of how it can be done. 
Indirection
,
This page reviews the catalytic impact of infrastructure on the expression of phenotypic effects by an agent.  The infrastructure reduces the cost the agent must pay to perform the selected action.  The catalysis is enhanced by positive returns. 
Infrastructure amplifier
,
This page reviews the strategy of setting up an arms race.  At its core this strategy depends on being able to alter, or take advantage of an alteration in, the genome or equivalent.  The situation is illustrated with examples from biology, high tech and politics. 
Evolved amplifier
,
Plans emerge in complex adaptive systems (CAS) to provide the instructions that agents use to perform actions.  The component architecture and structure of the plans is reviewed. 
Genetic plans
,
Walter Shewhart's iterative development process is found in many complex adaptive systems (CAS).  The mechanism is reviewed and its value in coping with random events is explained. 
PDCA
,
Plans change in complex adaptive systems (CAS) due to the action of genetic operations such as mutation, splitting and recombination.  The nature of the operations is described. 
Genetic operator (inversion, mutation)
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This page looks at schematic structures and their uses.  It discusses a number of examples:
  • Schematic ideas are recombined in creativity. 
  • Similarly designers take ideas and rules about materials and components and combine them. 
  • Schematic Recipes help to standardize operations. 
  • Modular components are combined into strategies for use in business plans and business models. 

As a working example it presents part of the contents and schematic details from the Adaptive Web Framework (AWF)'s operational plan. 

Finally it includes a section presenting our formal representation of schematic goals. 
Each goal has a series of associated complex adaptive system (CAS) strategy strings. 
These goals plus strings are detailed for various chess and business examples. 
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This page uses an example to illustrate how:
  • A business can gain focus from targeting key customers,
  • Business planning activities performed by the whole organization can build awareness, empowerment and coherence. 
  • A program approach can ensure strategic alignment. 
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