We show that evolution in a population of adaptive agents, repeatedly competing for a limited resource, can come to an abrupt halt. This transition from evolutionary to non-evolutionary behavior arises as the global resource level is changed, and is reminiscent of a phase transition to a frozen state. Its origin lies in the inductive decision-making of the agents, the limited global information that they possess and the dynamic feedback inherent in the system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|State||Published - Aug 15 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics