BT is hoping the living habits of bacteria will bring order to future communication networks.
Researchers working for the company are studying bacterial colonies to help develop communication networks that will self-organise and self-configure.
They believe that soon many people will be carrying around or using so many small, smart devices that they will not have the time to do their own configuration. [Smart Mobs]
Articles like this generally leave me a bit bemused. While they describe way cool cutting edge stuff, I’m real sure I never want to carry so many electronic gizmos that they need to configure themselves because I don’t have the time to do it myself. Not to mention the complete lack of privacy such networked gadgets imply.