[extropy-chat] Manifest Destiny for >H

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 10:30:59 UTC 2007

On 4/17/07, John Grigg <desertpaths2003 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Considering how bacteria have been found to communicate and even cooperate
> with each other at a surprisingly sophisticated level, do you think they
> might evolve over time into a roughly human level or better form of
> intelligence, but of the hive mind variety?  I could envision giant
> bacterial "brains/colonies" floating on the seas, rooted in the land and
> floating along in the sky.  It would be very interesting to see where the
> virus would fit in such an alien ecology.  This could make for a good
> science fiction novel but I bet it has already been done a number of times.
> Greg Bear's "Blood Music" comes to mind.
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