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The Law of Requisite Usefulness
This cybernetic law states that the length of retention of an agent within a Complex Adaptive System is proportional to the contribution of that agent to the overall adaptability of the system.
A low number of virtual connections, associated with a reduced strength of those connections fails to integrate one’s presence in the world, making them easily expendable in the evolutionary sense.
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Technological integration and hyper-connectivity: Tools for promoting extreme human lifespans
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The Law of Requisite Usefulness is represented by:
LR(t) = U+C x CC-Mr
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