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.
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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