Ant Simulation in Second Life

Tectonic has created an ant simulation in Second lIfe. The video shows a simulation of how ants find food, leave a pheromone trail for recruiting, and occasionally run into dead ends. It’s a short, pretty interesting video to watch.

Second Life’s scripting language and avatar creation tools make it ripe for this type of simulation/instructional video. Are there any others you’d like to share? Link to them in the comments.

[via Reddit]

Update: National Geographic has an interesting story on how learnings from swarms (ants or bees) are being used to manage complex systems.

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