Thursday, July 03, 2008
About the importance of social relationship between virtual swarm entities, in the economy of the intelligence extraction from whole swarm behaviour
What I'm asking to myself is what happens manipulating the social relations between virtual swarm entities. First it is important to recall that the virtual swarm is a swarm computing like pattern implementation, where the swarm is made up of software agents (for this reason it is called virtual). The behaviour of the whole swarm is captured as "intelligent" behaviour of the system equipped with this implementation. I find this extremely interesting. Code on google is not yet ready to receive such elegant manipulation so, by now, this is just a note taken not to forget the idea. Assuming that it could be possible to change the flavour of social relation manipulations, these could be a lot. Some samples that come to my mind just on the fly go from the "basic instincts" level to "ethic" and more noble instincts of cooperation established for a social common intent between the entities being part of the virtual swarm. It is easy to note that more evolved schemas have as a main intent the safeguard, the protection, not of the sigle entity, but of the whole swarm, or social community. Very interesting, evolving social behaviours the virtual swarm changes into a social community. Evolving the level of relations inside the virtual swarm, it is not only cause of a mutation of social intents, but maybe can cause also the mutation of the swarm itself nature. A swarm is just a group without social conscience or perception of itself, but can mutate into a social group of evolved entities. From a virtual swarm to a social group, in a driven evolutive mutation. Question: how mill mutate in consequence of internal mutations, the intelligent behaviour extracted from the system ? Will mutation in the"virtual swarm brain" be propagated to the "virtual swarm brain" equipped system, and how ?