Agents and Hierarchies
Designing any society, be it human or computational, involves decisions like these:
- Which agents choose which others to do what jobs?
- Who will decide which jobs are done at all?
- Who decides what efforts to expend?
- How will conflicts be settled?
Furthermore, roles even in a hierarchy are always relative. To Builder, Add is a subordinate, but to Find, Add is a boss. As for yourself, which sorts of thoughts concern you most – the orders you are supposed to take or those you’re supposed to give?