Provoking emergence

So how do you provoke emergence? It's a process of gardening, not architecture. Collecting patterns...

Examples of emergent behavior

Markets are an emergent behavior, so designing for emergence is how you create new markets.

Emergence design patterns

You can't top-down plan emergent systems, but you can provoke them into being. Here are some attributes that emergent systems often have:


Why provoke emergence? Because permissionless creation is where value comes from.