About eight months ago I wrote about how a variety of different technologies were synergistically combining to build something very new. Amazing progress has been made on those elements, and many new ideas have come and been made real in working code.
Stigmergy and the World-Wide Web is a great article that puts these things together, and explains how what they do is interesting and new. New and very sophisticated structures are forming in the internet, and it’s all happening via mechanisms similar to the way that ants bring food back to the nest.
Thought-provoking reading to start the new year, highly recommended.