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I'm not sure if this should go here but here is my question.

How does hive mind work I know that it is most often associated with bees but what is it and how does it work? Also could we humans develop something like this to use? And yes I know that I could google this but I want to ask some real people that know stuff and not a wiki article.

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10 hours ago, Bender said:

Give agents, such as individual ants, bees, or robots, a simple set of instructions. A proper set of simple instructions can result in complex, emergent behaviour, which can even seem intelligent.

I understand there is still significant debate about what exactly intelligence is. (In lay discussions I see many people seem to conflate or confuse it with consciousness.) Given those apparent uncertainties might it  be that the behaviour not only seems intelligent, but is intelligent?

 

9 hours ago, Endy0816 said:

Helstrom's Hive, is a good fictional take on it for humans

Frank Herbert's book sprang immediately to my mind also.

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14 hours ago, Area54 said:

I understand there is still significant debate about what exactly intelligence is. (In lay discussions I see many people seem to conflate or confuse it with consciousness.) Given those apparent uncertainties might it  be that the behaviour not only seems intelligent, but is intelligent?

Sure. Intelligence is a vague concept.

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16 hours ago, Area54 said:

Frank Herbert's book sprang immediately to my mind also.

Da, he's better known for Dune but I thought the Hive was well done. Shows the wildly different way a hive would function and the almost inevitable conflict we would have with them.

 

Naked mole-rats do form similar colonies so not impossible for mammals though it seems like conditions need to be right. Again the relatedness is skewed.

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