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There goes my teleportation concept.
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Are you smarter than an anthill?
The linked article compares how ants build tunnels to how
people playing Jenga. The researchers created a
simulation that accurately patterned this emergent
So this idea is a computer game based on running two
versions of that simulation. Both start with identical
but one runs the emergent algorithm, while you
run the other with your solitary brain.
Scoring based on how well you expand your tunnel network
compared to the automated one.
Ant tunneling Jenga
[a1, Aug 23 2021]
||Is there not a third competitor in the race in the
form of an actual ant colony?
||Excellent point! A real ant colony, monitored the
same way the researchers did, would
make a better competitor than the modeling
||Chaos theory comes into this also. Doing one thing
differently means doing everything differently
after that point. Once you move a single grain
differently from your competitor, your anthill and
tunnel network has a different destiny than theirs.