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Complexity Made Simple

What can we learn from insect coordination?

How do termites build towering cathedrals out of mud without referring to a set of blueprints? How do ants, without a leader telling them what to do, know how to assemble themselves by the thousands into living rafts to move across a fast-flowing stream? After all, the brains of ants are smaller than the “quarter […]

Blockchain Meets Virtual Reality

Is the future a high-resolution game?

In 2010, the Institute for the Future’s Ten-Year Forecast suggested that the future is a high-resolution game: “Never before has humanity been able to encounter the future in such detail, to measure the forces of change at such vast scales, and to fill in the details with such fine grain. As we play this game, […]