How To Flock In 3 Easy Steps

Here is a short video that illustrates the amazingness of flocking – the ability of birds (and other animals) to work together in a network with only very limited, local sets of rules.

Graphic designer Craig Reynolds developed this computer modeling called a Boids model many years ago; wherein randomly moving objects are given three simple rules of engagement in the network:

  • Collision avoidance – cohesion
  • Velocity matching – alignment
  • Flock centering – separation

and, lo! a flock is formed in real time, with absurd coordination and cooperation, yet without any central controls. This, friends, is how we need to model #TheFutureOfWork!

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