This picture is characterised by the infusion of meaning (identified with the ways in which the various agents cooperate through information exchange) into a domain that, through the lack of a clear interpretation of quantum indeterminacy, is normally regarded as a no-go area for physics. Since meaning seems to be an essential part of our experience, the new perspective could well have the status of correcting a previous incomplete view of nature so as to include for example our subtler human capacities. In any event, the way 'agents' emerge naturally in this picture already serves to clarify key issues in the quantum realm, such as the postulated 'observer-participancy' of Wheeler.
A Critical Point for Science: http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bdj10/lectures/CUPS2008/CUPS2008_intro.html
Can the Physicists' Description of Reality be Considered Complete? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7396961996151094334
Stuart Kauffmann, The Origins of Order
Steven M. Rosen, The Self-Evolving Cosmos