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Power In Numbers

Whereas one ant is incapable of complex thought, a colony of thousands (or hundreds of thousands) can solve some fairly elaborate problems. 3 million legs, it would seem, are better than six. This study of swarm theory suggests that we could learn quite a bit about managing complex technological systems..



Whereas one ant is incapable of complex thought, a colony of thousands (or hundreds of thousands) can solve some fairly elaborate problems. 3 million legs, it would seem, are better than six. This study of swarm theory suggests that we could learn quite a bit about managing complex technological systems from those pesky, eusocial arthropods.

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