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. 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.