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May 07, 2019 08:23:42

There's power in numbers

by @brandonwilson PATRON | 257 words | 193🔥 | 193💌

Brandon Wilson

Current day streak: 193🔥
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I have been incredibly inspired that in the last three days, we have welcomed seven new people to #Teamstreak!

Did you know that if you take a neuron from a fruit fly and a neuron from a human and examined them under a microscope, they would look identical? Living organisms are made up of the same stuff. So what makes humans different? For one, for every neuron that a fruit fly has, humans have 100 million.

If you take an ant and put it by itself in a pile of dirt, not much happens. Add another ant, 10 ants, even 100 ants and maybe they'd start to make a path. Add 1,000 or 10,000 ants, and these ants will build a colony, forage for food, regulate the temperature of the colony within +/- 2 degrees and create specialization of labor. No ant has any more rules than he had when he was wandering around by himself. Put enough of them together, complex adaptive things emerge out of the very simple rules that each of those components has for dealing with another component. It's quite amazing. 

With enough quantity, quality emerges. This is called the emergent properties of complex systems or more simply, "There's power in numbers."

As @seunoyebode wrote in What Baz is Building, 200WAD is an incredible community. So many people out there who may have been struggling on their own to write or find their voices now have a home. We are growing. We are getting stronger every day. We learn from each other. We support each other. 

There's power in numbers.

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    @brandonwilson - Beautiful Brandon. There is power in numbers. Your ant example is a nice way of making that point. We are growing faster than before and I think the quality of the writing has also improved.

    Thank you for creating and leading the #TeamStreak phenomena.

    Keni avatar Keni | May 07, 2019 14:02:15
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    @brandonwilson This is a Masterpiece. doffs hat

    "With enough quantity, quality emerges. This is called the emergent properties of complex systems or more simply, "There's power in numbers." "

    That paragraph shows such a maestro you are. Made a complex statement, then you simplified it with beauty.

    Love this. Bookmarked.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 07, 2019 17:24:17
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      @seunoyebode Thank you sir! A high compliment coming from you indeed!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 07, 2019 09:49:11
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    @brandonwilson #teamAnt!

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 07, 2019 09:12:45
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      @brandonwilson @brianball LOOOOOL

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 07, 2019 17:20:51
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      @brandonwilson @brianball @seunoyebode - Looool.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 07, 2019 13:58:16
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    @brandonwilson I love the example of ants. There's magic in the space between individuals and social dynamics unleash powers we would otherwise not tap into as individuals.

    Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | May 07, 2019 18:28:36
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