Semi-intelligent slime as a biological computer | TED Talk

Algorithms, and Robotics, benefit from the study of this brainless, single cell species. 

It biologically solves the traveling salesman problem, finds the shortest path through a maze, and has simulated 100 years of growth of the Tokyo transit system, in little over a day !

It is a biological computer.  How does it do this?

Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime

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