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XXI secolo: l’universo fisico-cibernetico e le grandi sfide emergenti

Mauro Lombardi
University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3234-7039


In this chapter we outline the cyber-physical world we entered following the pervasive diffusion of information processing devices that are able to able to interact through exchanging information (cyber-physical systems). In this way ubiquitous computing and ubiquitous connectivity are changing how people think, act and produce. Indeed processes and products are becoming smart and connected on a potentially global level. The possibility of realizing a digital of everything representation from the subatomic level and nanoscale to the astronomical level implies that the physical world is surrounded and pervaded by a digital sphere that interacts with and influences it. Are we in a world like the one hypothesized by Borges' famous paradoxes of the 1: 1 map? The reality Is very different from the imagery Borges’s map: hyperstructures self-organize and emerge, global players act and influence the dynamics of complex adaptive systems.
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Keywords: Cyber-physical systems, Cyber-physical world



Pages: 15-27

Published by: Firenze University Press

Publication year: 2021

DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-310-9.03

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