Are We Alone – Swarm in Here… or Is It Just Me?

by Gary Niederhoff on June 21, 2010









An ant … can’t … move a rubber tree plant… but the colony can. As a group, ants are an efficient, organized, can-do bunch. And a model for humans trying to manage complex systems.

Find out about the eerie collective intelligence of animals, and how an MIT researcher is hoping to put humans to work collaboratively to solve problems like climate change.

Also … hear how research into flocking behavior helps Hollywood film a herd of stampeding dinosaurs.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1 – Steve Strogatz (part 1)
Part 2 – Iain Couzin
Part 3 – Thomas Malone
Part 4 – Craig Reynolds
Part 5 – Steve Strogatz (part 2)

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