Agents and Hierarchies

Designing any society, be it human or computational, involves decisions like these:

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?

This post was adapted from a note sent to my email list on Machine-Centric Science.
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