This model is based on [Joshua Epstein’s (2001) model](http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1013810410243) on development of thoughtless conformity in an artificial society of agents. This model is based on spread of horizontal norms in a horizontal society of agents. Esptein’s (2001) model showed “that individual thought – or computing – is often inversely related to the strength of a social norm. Once a norm is entrenched, we conform thoughtlessly”.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/codebases/4222/releases/1.0.0/