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   "MINDS are like parachutes, they only function when they're open."

                                                           Thomas Robert "Tommy" Dewar


                           the journey begins & the journey continues

        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

          ants have been using internet algorithms for millions of years!

     ( WIRED, too, flirted with the concept of “anternet
in its Jargon Watch column last year.)

     "Ants aren't smart - Ant colonies are"


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Comment by Michael Grove on May 17, 2019 at 14:32

WITH a realistically dynamic plan for "OTHERS to CONTRIBUTE" 

the collective becomes ONE MIND in the guise of a higher level of

evolutionary potential • [IT]'s exponential in fact • [IT]'s the power

of the many literally becoming ONE • which could feasibly [BE]

respected as A SUPERMIND of AWARENESS, aware of [IT]SELF.

Comment by Michael Grove on May 19, 2019 at 7:46

- the collective becomes ONE mind - it's a higher level of evolutionary potential - it's exponential - it's the power of the many literally becoming ONE.


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