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Millions of starlings swarm over Rome.
Amazing! Reminds me of a passage about programming bird AI (from “Getting Real”?). You can program the entire flight routine (the hard way) or just implements some basic rules about collision prevention and choices (the easy way). The message was something along the lines of: Simple rules can create complex and flexible outcome.
Here’s a great explanation video with amazing footage of the starlings over Otmoor. The real magic starts at the 3:15 mark.
If they ever get a leader we’re doomed.
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boids and http://www.red3d.com/cwr/boids/
I’m guessing you don’t want to be standing directly beneath.
does anyone know where that soundtrack is from?
Jason co-founded Basecamp back in 1999. He also co-authored REWORK, the New York Times bestselling book on running a "right-sized" business. Co-founded, co-authored... Can he do anything on his own?
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