This question is based off of an earlier question of mine that dealt with what would happen if humans and our Neanderthal cousins were dropped off on a world with large, technologically developed ants (compared to them from the standpoint that they have a queen, live underground, and communicate using chemical signals).
My "ants" walk on two hind legs (using them to do most of the effort of moving), but have 4 total that they can use. Their four frontal legs have opposable thumbs. They are covered in an armored exo-skeleton, they have to somehow develop advanced technology.
Following these rules, I can see no feasible way for them to advance technologically since the individual organisms are useless and lack any personality. My questions are these:
How could such a sapient colonial organism evolve
How would they make it to the top of the food chain
Is such a creature realistically possible
I was watching Enders Game and the aliens are revealed to highly resemble ants in the final scenes of the movie. I began wondering how the creatures evolved and how I could create such a creature in a short story I am writing for my school's PDF newspaper.