Stanford Discovers... the "Anternet"

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  1. Gahars
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    Humanity is pretty special. No other species on the planet can has culture, art, scientific understanding, organized religion, a global economy, philosophy, or (to name a relatively recent groundbreaking invention) the internet quite like we do.

    Well, actually, that last point isn't entirely correct. It looks like we were somewhat beaten to the punch... by ants.

    [​IMG] Stanford

    So yeah, it's obviously not exactly the same, but the similarities are striking. It seems that our algorithms are much more ant-iquated than we thought.

    This really is a fascinating discovery, and gives us a clearer insight into the workings of ant colonies. On the other hand, it also doesn't make ants any less terrifying (If you need video evidence). Seriously, millions of ants working together with computational efficiency?

    I don't know about you guys, but I, for one, welcome our new Ant overlords.
     
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    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    1. I love Gahar's Science lectures. I attend every one i can.
    2.Thats. So. Awesome.
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    Lastly Honorable UltimateAdmiin - Highest Rank

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    How.... is... that... science? It's like saying a beaver uses the same algorithm as a chainsaw.
     
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    So organic life behaving in the same way the internet does isn't interesting?

    I'd suggest watching some cartoons.
     
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    Lastly Honorable UltimateAdmiin - Highest Rank

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    Interesting, yes, but not a scientific breakthrough. It's quite amazing that the formula is quite similar, but isn't it quite normal to call off a search party if the search is slow? I mean an Ant's struggle for the fittest is linear, now is it?
     
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    Wow. Next you'll be telling me bears shit in the woods! :rolleyes:

    But this is pretty interesting. Gotta love it when Gahars posts science-y stuff.
     
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    I vote Gahars for Official Temp Scientist.
     
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    Ants are so amazing and strong, I love seeing these Youtube vids of them? So powerful and disciplined.
     
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    Goes to show what ninjas they are.
    After all, they Ninja'd the internet right from under us :ninja:
     
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    amazing. i even heard that they have their trading centres/markets where they exchange items.
    ants are probably the most organized animals we know of.
     
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    Seconded. I vote hes upgraded to a "Science Reporter". His metal should be a little little flask.
     
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    If the shitting bears resemblance to some sort of algorithm, you better believe I will!
     
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