See also: Free Will | Financial Autonomous Zone | Temporary Autonomous Zone
The condition in which something (e.g. a group of people, an individual, a network) does not depend on something else. Self-Constitutional groups also behave autonomously when they have freedom. The island of Sealand has a high level of autonomy.
Since a computer is infinitately programmable, it is able to function autonomously, eg. Generative Art. Once programmed the computer must follow instructions and therefore loses autonomy.
Autonomous human outcomes can be achieved by Free Will and a DIY attitude. Some people believe that before somebody can be creative and innovative only when they autonomy.