I'm sorry to have been AOL for the last several weeks. Aside from the ordinary chores of finishing up an academic year I have been concentrating on a very interesting problem related to my systems science book efforts. In fact, I think I may have made something of a breakthrough in my own understanding of something really fundamental.
I have written about hierarchical control and evolution before, but in this working paper I have coupled some of these ideas with the nature of complexity, its evolution, and how nature manages complexity with hierarchical control structures. And, most important, how this all works into the scenarios I have presented regarding the future of humanity and our evolution to eusapience. There is a lot here.
I've planted the files on my server at work (it is related to my general research agenda!) so here is the link: