[ExI] Bees are clever!

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Tue Apr 21 22:13:16 UTC 2015

I have another new favourite smart arthropod, the Portia spiders. 

They hunt other spiders and it looks like they actually out-think them. Using 600,000 neurons, 60% of a bee. 


I found them thanks to Peter Watts latest novel "Echopraxia" (a kind of sequel to Blindsight). Lots of awesome ideas and disturbing transhumans. 

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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