Chapter four in Global Brain by Howard Bloom. 1st ed. copyright 2000, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This chapter provides a few more examples of social structures in nature, such as "why . . . do birds congregate in avian megalopolises?" More importantly, however, Bloom introduces the five elements used in what he calls a learning machine: "(1) conformity enforcers; (2) diversity generators; (3) inner-judges; (4) resource shifters; (5) intergroup tournaments" (42). These are the five elements of a complex learning system.

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