Re: jeff's cyborg cells

Anders Sandberg (
03 Jun 1999 00:42:48 +0200 writes:

> Since we're out on a speculative limb, I once heard the astounding
>idea that vast mycelia networks under the Amazon rain forest, which
>seem to extend for 1000's of meters, might match or exceed the
>complexity of a human brain.

In what way? After all, a lot of cells will contain a lot of complexity but might not think anything worthwhile. Fungi have never struck me as specially creative.

But maybe we could design smart mycleia? Not necessary a hidden internet, but maybe something one could plug into to check on or regulate the local ecology.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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