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One can model an individual as an aggregate set 
of semiotes (autonomous sign processors).  This is the 
model we posed for HumanML.   While there is a clear 
boundary between individual and environment, one could 
model the individual as an internal set of negotiating 
agents.  It is one reason that emotions have emerged 
in recent years as a focus of study for cyberneticists. 
The attempt is to understand the role of emotions in 
the negotiations of internal agents as they handle 
external agents in a situation (another way to say 
the environment is a sign processor).

Keep in mind, this is not meant to be a decription of 
the human mind, soul or body as a complex, but a means 
to model the communication behaviors of humans.

So if the model is a scaling model one can consider 
the sign processor from the simplest internals to the 
environment itself as a sort of recursive model where 
there are scaling boundaries (eg, the  
boundary between the individual and the society (internal 
and external environments) and that because of the 
signs that are received and sent, is semi-permeable 
(a messaging system that enables modification of 
the semantic or better, overloads the sign but that 
requires a means to recognize different meanings 
and converge on the effective one for a given 
communication/transaction).  This is not dissimilar 
to the notion that in a pipeline, schemas are modified/transformed 
for effective use at each stage and in each location. 
That is, schemas are emergent controls.

Incorporate feedback for the semiotes where protocols 
are the messages across boundaries (both scale boundaries 
and agent boundaries), and the system is dynamic and 
has the potential to be NLDS.  The agent is modifying 
the environmental schema, and the environment is modifying 
the agent's schemas.  As above; so below.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) 

"We as autonomous agents ALSO assign
meaning to things without negotiating with any other autonomous agents.
In other words, the significance of things can be developed (enhanced,
whatever) without negotiations."

Another point of view on this is that assignment of signs 
without negotiation with other 'autonomous agents' is a 
form of negotiation with the environment, that is, the 
environment behaves semiotically as well.  It is an 
agent.  When using semiotics, one should consider it 
a model of process for assignment (both identity and 


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