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- Aug 2022
Stigmergy (/ˈstɪɡmərdʒi/ STIG-mər-jee) is a mechanism of indirect coordination, through the environment, between agents or actions.
Example: ant pheromone paths
Within ants, there can be a path left for others to follow, but what about natural paths in our environment that influence us to take them because of the idea of the "path of least resistence" or the effects of having paved cow paths.
Similarly being lead by "the company that you keep".
relathionship to research on hanging out with fat people tending to make one fatter.