Back in grasshopper’s territory, the leader explains how Flick’s stand against the grasshoppers, when they last visited, would affect the ants. That they have the capability to revolt. If one ant stands against them, it’s bearable, but if the whole colony stands to fight against them, the grasshopper can be defeated. This was proven when Flick’s bird plan failed. The ants have learned to make their stand because of Flick. The way the ants brace their arms to fight against the grasshoppers
The short story, Antaeus by Borden Deal, is the story of a farm boy moving to the big city, New York, 1941. The characters of this story include the farm boy T.J., who is a sensitive strong young lad, and has made a new friend, who's name is not stated in the story, for he is in first person, and takes him to their hangout spot on the roof, where we meet Blackie and Charley who are loyal to their friends. As their on the roof top T.J. explains that where he comes from he would make his own gardens and harvest the fruit and vegetables himself. He then has the idea to make their own roof garden. The gang likes the idea, so T.J. kept all of his buddies working hard until they had hauled so much soil up on the roof to plant a garden.
While technology is commonly thought of as inventions and gadgets, anything that humans have developed for specific purposes or to accomplish certain goals, such as methods or models, must also be correctly categorized as such. In Cathy Davidson’s essay “Project Classroom Makeover,” she discusses a few unconventional forms of technology such as the educational classroom paradigm and standardization. Similarly, in Steve Johnson’s essay “The Myth of the Ant Queen,” he presents procedural technology, such as self-organizing systems, and conceptual technology, collaborative intelligence. He then utilizes another conceptual form of technology, the complexity theory, to interpret these systems’ seemingly uncoordinated patterns. Sherry Turkle branches off of Davidson and Johnson’s ideas by discussing the consequences of questioning what makes a robot alive in her essay “Alone Together.” This narrative highlights the technology’s effect on humans and the reality of robots either improving or diminishing an individual’s quality of life. Besides the slight apprehension of its future usage, humans are mesmerized by the promising potential technology presents. Additionally, structural or paradigmatic technology is deeply intertwined and inherent within society’s functioning, making it impossible to separate technology from human existence.
In the introduction of the book Johnson begins by giving a narrative about the role that slime mold took in discovering emergent behavior. Biologist in time have struggled to answer questions as to how these organisms work together. The main concern about these emerging organisms was whether or not there was a controlling member who directed all other members in each of the communities. More than likely, the possible solution for any of these communities to show some sense of order would be if there were a controlling unit or what Johnson mentions as “controlling agents” that would be in charge of keeping the community in harmony.
As I began reading this piece, I put in the back of my mind, “Trailhead” which I read for class before on how ants live their lives. As always, these small insects who I usually do not care about, surprise me with their way of living. The Myth of the Ant Queen follows a study made by Deborah Gordon, who spends most of her time studying ants. The author opens its piece with Gordon’s work and then moves towards the creation of societies, and the use of technology to develop those. The writing in this piece, for myself, leans toward a future society as a sign of awareness. The author mentions bottom-up intelligence, which comes from one person, and gets build from togetherness. The main goal in The Myth of the Ant Queen is that there is not a
Does Leiningen have a good or bad characteristics for putting his workers in harm's way? Is what many people question throughout the story “Leiningen Versus the Ants.” The protagonist in Carl Stephenson’s short story, Leiningen, has a variety of good and bad characteristics finding himself, his workers, and his worker’s family in danger.
In the world of the “Electric Ant” by Phillip K. Dick, electric ants, or organic robots, appear to be commonplace in society as the hospital get few of them every week. The most human AI that I have seen this semester is Garson Poole. Mr. Poole is designs to be human manager of his creator’s company so he will possess the greatest human characteristics out of the other AI characters I have talk about before and after him despite being an electric ant. Beside Mr. Poole’s ability to control his reality with micro tape in his chest cavity and requiring an engineer to fix him if he is damaged, he appears to be no different any other human. No one in the story seems to notice he is not human before he found out he is electric ant. Mr. Poole has
Response to Leiningen The cause of a conflict is the reason why the conflict has come about, the effect of a conflict is the result or outcome of that conflict. In “Leiningen Versus the Ants” by Carl Stephenson, Leiningen’s motto at the beginning of the story is “The human brain needs only to become fully aware of its powers to conquer even the elements.” This belief leads to a struggle that requires Leiningens creative intelligence in order for him and his workers to survive. Leiningens philosophy results in the confrontation between him and the ants.
In The Puppet Theatre by Heinrich von Kleist and The Electric Ant by Philip K. Dick, identity and self-awareness play crucial roles as both works progress. The Puppet Theatre argues that self-awareness damages the natural grace inherent in human beings, and is the reason why puppets and gods possess more grace than humans. On the other hand, after being made aware of his identity as an organic robot, Mr. Poole from The Electric Ant obtains more control over his perception of reality as the story progresses. Through a close analysis of two selected passages from these works, we conclude that it is not self-awareness but the method by which a person’s flaws are perceived by him or herself that hampers or benefits the person’s performance
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was regarded as one of the ''principle leaders of the American civil rights movement and a prominent advocate of non-violent protests in America.'' Whose famous speech in (1963) ''I have a dream'' lead to the civil rights act for people of color who were segregated and discriminated against. His mission was to give universal equality for everybody in America. In a comparative sense, the poem ''The Ant and The Grasshopper'' illustrates a philosophical criticism associated with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech.
Near the end of the story, the main protagonist is stimulated by the need to manipulate reality and go back in time by reversing a segment of the tape. His objective is to experience the absolute reality all at once by running his last test on himself. “What I want, he realized, is ultimate and absolute reality, for one microsecond. After that it doesn’t matter, because all will be known; nothing will be left to understand or see.” By doing so, he can finally understand why he was transformed into an electric ant, who is behind the creation of electric ants as well as an infinity of unanswered questions in the universe. Everything will be revealed to him once he changes the pattern of the reality tape. However, things turn sour and
Is there a war in the history of humanity that has been won without the support of another? In order to survive we have come to depend on others, much like the living organisms that portray mutual symbiosis. After analyzing both selections, it is my strong belief that the article about the Acacias Trees and Ants best portrays mutual symbiosis.
Slowly, Neil brushed his fingertips lightly against the lines of Andrew’s scars. His eyes darted up to Andrew’s face again when Andrew jolted a little and his breath hitched. Andrew’s eyes were
Army Ants the most deadliest ants in the world! How do army ants hunt and what do they eat? Army ants cast about prey in large groups. Army ants seem nice until they get hungry and eat you whole. What do army ants eat? Army ants seize other ants, beetles, centipedes, grasshoppers, roaches, scorpions, spiders, tarantulas, snakes, lizards, and ground-nesting birds. Army ants consume so much prey that they must frequently move to a new area to find food. When army ants are in large groups they can eat animal 20 times their size. Army ants will eat anything in their path. They will eat your house to dust. What do army ants look like? Army ants can have yellow black or brown hair. They live in colonies to keep safe from their predators. When they
In the class we discussed Moliere. Tartuffe based on that, How effective is reason in stemming the passions of various characters (especially Orgon) in the play? What (if anything) really works to change people’s behavior, to make them see the error, extremity, and blindness of their passions? What do you think Molière is saying about the relations between reason, passion and authority?