Hi! I have first-hand experience working with honeybees. I want to open discussion on the ways in which bees communicate with each other (within their own super-organism). I feel that that groups of people who recognize the trappings of language, and are simply vibing, develop multiple tiers of communication, beyond body-language or in-group signaling- perhaps making us also a "superorganism."
This video is thorough but long story short, bees orient themselves based on the location of the sun. They have an accurate internal compass. But, also their eyes allow them to orient it as well, with exact precision, even if they are looking in the opposite direction. In my experience, bees simply do not leave the hive on cloudy or rainy days, because they know they will get lost. (They can survive getting wet, but usually not LOST.) Although the sun is not 100% available for reference all the time, I cannot think of a more reliable reference point throughout the year. They dance in a figure 8 and the angles at which they dance communicate where they went in orientation to the common point, the sun. The amount of times they wiggle their butt communicates the exact distance they went from the hive. Their community then knows exactly where the flowers or food are.
To me, bees' survival, amidst a polluted death trap world, depends on their ability to operate as if they are the center of the universe, and the sun is their guide. Their hive, their community, and the sun are the only reference points that really matter. Unlike the people at Georgia Tech, I do not aim to paint bees so I can program robots to mimic their ways of communication. To me, all technology is a mimicry of the power within.
I know most people here have already undertaken a reprogramming of their own vessel. I am interested in your thoughts on how that translates into the realm of communication. Aside from co-opting and re-framing written language, what are new ways you have begun communicating with friends? Not unlike a mutual hand gesture or inside joke, have you begun communicating with friends with your entire body- relying only on the knowledge of home base and your Sun? Have you begun telepathically sharing resources with them? What's stopping you?