June 05, 2014 at 12:18PM
On "stigmergic collaboration" ... #readingToday

When agents collaborate implicitly through what they change and leave behind, rather than what they actually say to each other , it is called stigmergic collaboration. This is how Thomas Hobbes' ants and bees coordinate (see the quote at the start of the chapter ), leaving trails of accomplishment behind them, and building wondrous structures without a centrally guided purpose.

In Search of Certainty, Mark Burgess, 2013