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Follow the Multitude—A Thermodynamic Approach

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When a bit is added to a file, its entropy increases by one nat regardless of the length of the file or the value of the bit. However, when a node is added to a network, the entropy increase is a function of the ratio between the links and the nodes in the network. Therefore, the thermodynamic incentive for a node to join a highly linked network is higher than to join a poorly linked network.


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Kafri, O. (2014) Follow the Multitude—A Thermodynamic Approach. Natural Science, 6, 528-531. doi: 10.4236/ns.2014.67051.

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