- Tim OReilly likes it
- Andrew Parker thinks it could be applied to WebLog posts (Blog Search).
Venkatesh Rao: As Edmund Phelps (see footnote 2 of Towards a Mass Flourishing) notes, based on data from the World Values Survey, that “How the survey respondents in a country valued the ‘interestingness of a job’ (c020 in the WVS classification) was significantly related to how well the country scored in several dimensions economic performance.”
I'd guess that true emergent properties are pretty rare, and mostly limited to physical irreversibility. But we call lots of stuff an emergent property, and I think we mean "when something becomes interesting to humans". emergence