A Noema is built from highly distributed components. No one component has control of the total system. Each component exerts influence to accomplish tasks. The elements in the system, for the most part, willingly cooperate to reach common goals.
The control paradigm is one of exerting influence. Decision making is delegated to the components closest to the problem where the impact of the negative and positive effects are felt the most. This creates a very narrow focused and localized decision process with quick response time. To make a decision that is global to the Noema requires exerting influence on the cost-benefit equation. By increasing the cost of a particular decision, the number of components making that decision will decrease. Likewise, by increasing the benefit of a particular decision, the number of components making that decision will increase. As a whole, the Noema moves in an influenced direction.