You have probably heard of hierarchy, and also anarchy. These two terms used socially refer to the way we organise our socio-economic lives. Well these are not mutually exclusive sole alternatives in our political lives.
Stigmergy is a concept which desccribes a different form of organisation, part self-organising and partly cohesive around leading principles. Stigmergy occurs in natur and society. Harnessing its processes could be key to creating a decentralised and hence more resilient human society.
A forthcoming book (online in draft format) is centred around the principles of Stigmergy in networked society explains the way in which this revolution has begun and where it is leading: neither anarchy (self-organisation) nor hierarchy (centralised authorities). Desktop Regulatory State