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Military swarm study at the edge of chaos, 24.8.04

Mail and Guardian Online

Australian scientists are using the collective intelligence found in insect swarms to develop the next generation of hi-tech military hardware.

The goal is to develop swarms of small, expendable unmanned vehicles that can carry out missions in ground, sea and aerial environments too dangerous for humans.

[T]he scientists are using insect swarms as a template because they show great versatility and adaptability in nature -- swarms can overcome problems they encounter in the wild even though the insects do not have the individual intelligence to come up with a solution.



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"We shall need compromises in the days ahead, to be sure. But these will be, or should be, compromises of issues, not principles. We can compromise our political positions, but not ourselves. We can resolve the clash of interests without conceding our ideals. And even the necessity for the right kind of compromise does not eliminate the need for those idealists and reformers who keep our compromises moving ahead, who prevent all political situations from meeting the description supplied by Shaw: "smirched with compromise, rotted with opportunism, mildewed by expedience, stretched out of shape with wirepulling and putrefied with permeation.
Compromise need not mean cowardice. .."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, "Profiles in Courage"


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