Within the Hive - an art work by T Newfields

Bill: Aren't all of us living in a digital hive?
Gus: Yeah – and there's an inherent a danger in that.
Bill: (raising his eyebrows) How so?
Gus: Hives are usually based on hierarchical structures. If you destroy the central node – the 'queen' in most cases – the whole colony is subsequently destroyed.
Liao: (putting his teacup down) Ah, it's much easier to destroy things than it is to create them.