Smart Swarm How to Work Efficiently, Communicate Effectively, and Make Better Decisions Using the Secrets of Flocks, Schools, and Colonies
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Description: What ants, bees, fish, and smart swarms can teach about communication, organization, and decision-making. The modern world may be obsessed with speed and productivity, but twenty-first-century humans actually have much to learn from the ancient instincts of swarmers. A fascinating new take on collective intelligence and its colorful manifestations in some of our most complex problems, The Smart Swarmintroduces a compelling new understanding on solving our own problems relating to such topics as business, politics, and technology. This lively tour from National Geographicreporter Peter Miller introduces ant colonies that have been the inspiration for streamlining factory processes, telephone networks, and truck routes; termites, used in studies for climate-control solutions; schools of fish, on which the U.S. military modeled a team of robots; and many other examples of the wisdom to be gleaned about the behavior of crowds.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/5/2011
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: When in Doubt, Turn to the Experts|
|Ants: Who's in Charge Here?|
|Honeybees: Making Smart Decisions|
|Termites: One Thing Leads to Another|
|Birds of a Feather: Secrets of Flocks, Schools, and Herds|
|Locusts: The Dark Sides of Crowds|
|Conclusion: Doing the Right Thing|