Adaptive traverse

When an adaptive system undergoes operations its monitor-and-act units execute their functions. During this process, general cybernetic knowledge at one level of organization is taken into service in order to extract more specific cybernetic knowledge at another, higher level of organization. We refer to this process as adaptive traverse, or for short just a traverse.

Traverse is the central adaptive act of the system. Traverse is how an adaptive system executes its function. It is a transition from general to specific cybernetic knowledge. The total number of traverses that a system can form into a practopoietic hieararchy is important because this number indicates the total adaptive capabilities of the system.

The total number of traverses of a system equals to the number of levels of organization minus one.

Traverses are indicated by arrows in knowledge graphs.

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