The definition of multigoal-seeking individuals and systems.



One that is goal-seeking in each of two or more structurally different environments, and seeks to accomplish different goals in at least two different environments.

Individuals and systems of this type can pursue different goals, but they do not determine the goal to be pursued - the environment does. However, such individuals and systems choose the means by which to pursue their goals.

A computer programmed to play more than one game (such as tic-tac-toe and checkers) is multi-goal-seeking. The game it plays is not a matter of its choice; it is usually determined by an instruction from an external source. (PS 31)



This page was last updated on July 24, 1996, by Rob Sable.