The brain of a bee weighs 1 milligram and contains a mere million neurons.
Yet this tiny brain enables bees to learn about the world and communicate using their waggle dance.
Recent studies suggest that the way the bees interact to make decisions closely resembles the way neurons in the human brain interact to make decisions. This comparison gives us a feel for the grammatically enhanced abilities of the human brain compared with the bee brain. But it also instils in me a sense of wonder about what humans can achieve as a group.
A group of bees working together can achieve abilities resembling those of a single human brain. Imagine an entity containing the power of multiple, interacting human brains.
We create such a system whenever we interact.