Netzwerke müssen sich an permanente und nicht planbare Änderungen anpassen. Mannigfaltigkeit und Offenheit sind der Umgang mit Veränderungen.
„multiplicity is how a network is able to manage sudden, unplanned, or localized changes within itself“
„Networks are multiplicities, not because they are constructed of numerous parts but because they are organized around the principle of perpetual inclusion. It is a question of a formal arrangement, not a finite count. This not only means that networks can and must grow (adding nodes or edges) but, more important, means that networks are reconfigurable in new ways and at all scales. Perhaps this is what it means to be a network, to be capable of radically heterogeneous transformation and reconfiguration.“
Alexander R. Galloway and Eugene Thacker: The Exploit. A Theory of Networks, Electronic Mediations, Volume 21, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, London 2007, S. 60-61.