Re:virus: Virus, Economics and Evolution

David McFadzean (
Thu, 04 May 1995 16:18:01 -0600

At 03:56 PM 5/4/95 -0600, Duane Daniel Hewitt wrote:
>So what about the current economic paradigms used by governments and
>mainstream economists. They seem to be somewhat lacking. Is this
>institutional lag or is it a built in blind spot?

The program of the original cyberneticians (c. 1950's) was to model
everything from population biology to global politics with differential
equations. I think they found that diffy Q's weren't expressive enough to
capture that complexities of real systems. In any case they have been largely
replaced by neo-cyberneticians (like us) and their computational models.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Merak Projects Ltd.