Information life cycle
Akinity's documentation frequently refers to biological systems as a metaphor.
The diagram below super-imposes three life-cycles to show how such a comparison might be visualised.
The innermost cycle is Akinity, the next cycle is digital data flow in traditional systems and the outer cycle represents living organisms.
Subject / Correspondents
The transition between subject and correspondents represents communication for the two data cycles and it represents social activity for biological organisms.
Subject is a single participant. Since correspondents may be multiple participants their own reproductive activity can only be shown implicitly.
Asexual / Sexual data transfer
Akinity and sexually reproducing biological organisms, through each iteration of reproduction, significantly refresh their communicated data. Creating a substantially different new organism at each generation. But for traditional digital systems, reproduction tends to maintain data unchanged.
It is therefore apt to highlight the analogy of asexual reproduction for traditional data copying and sexual reproduction for Akinity.
These flows are shown as cycles, but Akinity and sexual reproduction are really more like spirals. One iteration of a full cycle tends to slightly re-center the core at each reproductive event.