Re: jeff's cyborg cells
2 Jun 1999 15:01:14 -0700

On Wed, 02 June 1999, Damien Broderick wrote:

>>At 09:43 PM 1/06/99 -0700, spike speculated:
>>(perhaps via Jeff's buckytube notion) they could perhaps form a sort
>>of meta-brain, within a living organism, without otherwise
>>disturbing the host organism. One could imagine a whale might
>>be an ideal host, or perhaps a giant redwood.
>In THE WHITE ABACUS, the global AI Gestell - the Big Giant Brain
>thing - is embedded in the xylem and phloem of a tropical forest.
> Damien Broderick

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.

Paul Hughes