Mute Ants!

Mute AntsI found an interesting treatise on the ubiquitous but enigmatic ants and their behaviour at the web site of Mute, a simple file-sharing tool! The analogy of ants’ collective behaviour is leveraged in the function of this tool!

But what is particularly interesting is not the tool per se, but the well-researched article on how ants find food, which you can read here!
Here is a sample:

Ants display collectively intelligent behavior when foraging for food or fighting off predators. Each ant in the colony acts in a rather simple way, but together they end up doing something clever, like discovering the shortest path between their ant hill and a food source.

You can try Mute and also emulate the ants in the process!

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