Today, during our research group meeting I heard and learned a new concept. The new thing I learned is that there is a difference between complicated and complex systems. And it is studied in many fields, health science, business, computer science, and many others.
In a nutshell,complicated means not simple, but ultimately knowable. Power plants, cars, computers are examples of complicated systems. Complex means not simple and never fully knowable because it is not predictable. Genomes, ecosystems, stock markets, the weather and society are all examples of complex systems – large aggregations of many smaller interacting parts. These parts may be species, investors, air particles or individuals [link]