Little of the exposition of capabilities on these pages addresses a fundamental question of how some programs come to have so much more authority than others. The fundamental way that a program gains authority is to come early in the process of morphogenesis.

Morphogenesis occurs when code explicitly builds parts of a system or application. This code holds great authority and doles out sub authority to the new application components. Morphogenesis is often in the form of a tree of concurrent processes.

The big bang is the initial morphogenesis. The pattern should also apply to the setup of distributed applications.