40 crabs= computer
Japanese and British (collision-based computing) researchers have demonstrated a working computer out of crab swarms. The Professor from Gilligan’s Island and Mcgyver types take note.
All living creatures are open systems. You are an ecosystem.
This has many implications that scientists are working out right now (see: systems biology, metagenomics, metaproteomics etc). One area worth consideration is the effect of antibiotics on your personal eco system. They can kill your good bacteria along with your bad bacteria.
What are some new systems based medical treatments being explored?