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[== '''Boids:''' ==] Knowing the definition of the word "Boid", one can also make the conclusion that an "Artificial Life" would also constitute a Zoo or an enclosure that stimulates that type of flocking behavior in birds.

All things being relative, I believe that this definition should be changed to address this type of behavioral pattern that is apparent in caged birds! Even if the actual definition of the word Boid means: the graphical depiction or recreation of a flocking group of birds using AI’s. I pose the question.... can this simulated behavior, recreation of flocking, actually happen in real life? Can we superimpose these caged animals to an artificial flocking pattern, that they are not accustomed too? Does this word only reflect the graphical and/or computer AI's or those it extend to the real word? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) on 20:33, 29 July 2005

What on earth are you trying to say? Are you on drugs? (talk) 20:26, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

This article was marked "This article does not cite any references or sources. (December 2007)" so I mentioned and added a link to Reynolds' 1987 paper on this topic published at ACM SIGGRAPH. Someone less of a newbie than me should check over my changes. For example, is the text of my external link too long? What is the procedure for removing the "does not cite any references or sources" designation? BananaSlug (talk) 01:53, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I added a reference section, reformatted the citation and removed the "does not cite any references.." tag. If I did wrong, someone can shout at me.Fictionpuss (talk) 00:09, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

I wonder whether Mr. Reynolds was thinking in de Noo Yawk accent when he named de simulation "Boids". (talk) 21:47, 16 January 2009 (UTC)


It seems that this is the original inspiration for the webcomic The Boids, the main character of which is an artificial lifeform built to study the flocking behaviour of birds. Esn (talk) 01:59, 5 May 2009 (UTC)


I have read in some published scientific article that the name boid is short for birdoid, which makes sense to me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:14, 29 May 2011 (UTC)