THE RICHER GET RICHER ALGORITHM
Howard Bloom's expression of the 'rich get richer' algorithm found in social behavior:
Now let's add to the group selectionist claims another concept - one familiar to the mathematicians of complexity. Complex adaptive systems are learning machines made up of numerous components. Neural nets and immune systems are particularly good examples. Both apply an algorithm best expressed non-mathematically by Jesus of Nazareth: "To him who hath it shall be given; from he who hath not even what he hath shall be taken away."
Howard Bloom in 'A History of the Global Brain' http://www.ix.de/tp/english/special/glob/2102/1.html
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