rossgneumann writes If everyone always wants to look different than everybody else, everybody starts looking the same. At least, if you use a recently published mathematical model describing the phenomenon. “The hipster effect is this non-concerted emergent collective phenomenon of looking alike trying to look different, ” in the words of Jonathan Touboul, mathematical neuroscientist at the College de France in Paris. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
The Math Behind the Hipster Effect