IOTO’s technology makes use of the structural properties of social networks to suggest optimal patterns for transportation networks. Although this sounds abstruse, you are probably already familiar with some of the relevant aspects of social networks from the ‘small world’ phenomenon: you know someone who knows someone who knows someone… – to the famous six degrees of separation.
IOTO uses something like these social shortcuts to suggest transportation shortcuts. Simple, eh?
If you’d like to know more, maybe check out this article. And yeah, keep watching this space….