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WOW, this is simple indeed, amazing how individual interactions shape collective behavior and form complex solutions.It would be even more fascinating to find out what the evolutionary path was that lead to this algorithm being picked from the presumably several similar algorithms. I am assuming similar interactions and simple instructions lead to fire ants in south america forming rafts during flooding as discussed here [1] , also it helps that ants can lift almost 5000 times its own weight [2]. Ive always been fascinated by ants and their social structure, first introduced to their amazing skills in Richard Dawking's 'The Selfish Gene' -[3]

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Shall we stop misusing (particularly while simultaneously overusing) the word meme?

If you must (needlessly) use an arcane biological term to describe something, read the arcane biological text to understand it.

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