The critical threshold beyond which more structure building becomes redundant.
Such thresholds seem to result from interactions mechanisms, either automatic as for example in termites building their nest under the influence of emitted and perceived pheromones, or through the direct perception of some redundancy level, as in human social behavior. (Overburdening bureaucracy for instance)
M. MARUYAMA, in an off-hand comment, once observed that two post -offices are never built close to each other, because such a redundancy would be very inefficient.
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