Re: Universal Translators

Suresh Naidu (
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 14:27:22 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 8 Nov 1996, Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Chris Hind wrote:
> >
> > >Cetaceans have no need for
> > >hands, and thus technology, so are stuck in an evolutionary trap
> > >preventing them from becoming a technological civilization, unless we
> > >"uplift" them a la David Brin.
> >
> > "Uplift" as in change their body structures or upload them?
> Gengineered evolution, "giving" them more human intelligence, and
> ability to manipulate waldo type hands.

Or a Johnny Mnemonic type dolphin with cybernetic implants to enable them
to communicate with us more effectively. Then we could have dolphins on
the WWW, learning and growing far faster than we did at our early stages
of evolution.