compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
"MINDS are like parachutes, they only function when they're open."
Thomas Robert "Tommy" Dewar
AWAKEN TO THE ONE MIND
As individuals, ants might be tiny dummies, but as
colonies they respond quickly and effectively to
their environment. They DO [IT] with something
called swarm intelligence the concept of which I
had become acquainted with, during my thorough
investigations of the issues to be addressed with
initiation of Air Traffic Control handovers between
adjacent Air Traffic Control Centres such as London
ATCC and the Maastricht UAC.
What’s especially remarkable - the close parallels between ant colonies
networks and human-engineered ones. One example is “Anternet”, where,
a group of researchers at Stanford, found that the algorithm desert ants use
to regulate foraging is like the Traffic Control Protocol (TCP) [updated with
correct spelling] used to regulate data traffic on the internet. Both ant and
human networks use positive feedback: either from acknowledgements
that trigger the transmission of the next data packet, or from food-laden
returning foragers that trigger the exit of another outgoing forager.
This research led some to marvel at the ingenuity of ants, able to invent a
world wide web system which has become very familiar to us NOW because
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