[extropy-chat] Manifest Destiny for >H

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Mon Apr 23 00:05:10 UTC 2007

Ben writes

> Reminds me of an idea for a fictional story setting i once had, a place 
> where bacterial colonies cooperate to build 'robot' bodies and brains 
> for the animals there, where all the functional parts were synthetic, 
> but built and maintained by the bacteria. But that's just a setting, and 
> i never came up with an actual story set there, and i suck at writing 
> fiction anyway.

See James Hogan's "Code of the Life Maker".  It's really very good.


> But i often wondered if it was a viable idea, with these 'evolved 
> robots' walking around, some of which developed intelligence. i suppose 
> there's a parallel with nanotech, with the bacteria standing in for 
> nanobots. They'd be barely noticeable, just biofilms in and around the 
> synthetic parts.
> Anyway, there's a free idea if anyone wants to do anything with it.

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